Bellator 131 Fighter Salaries: Tito Ortiz is the $300,000 Man

Bellator 131 took place on Saturdya night in San Diego, Calif., featuring the main event grudge match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar, as well as the lightweight championship rematch between Will Brooks and Michael Chandler.

The main event was an intense battle that saw Ortiz pull out a split-decision victory over Bonnar, although they settled no scores. Neither was in a forgiving mood after the fight.

The night’s co-main event saw Will Brooks drop the interim designation from his title, taking out Michael Chandler in the fourth round to become the undisputed Bellator lightweight champion.

The California State Athletic Commission on Sunday released the full Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar fighter salaries via The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.

Bellator 131 Fighter Salaries

Tito Ortiz: $300,000
def. Stephan Bonnar: $100,000

Will Brooks: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chandler: $25,000

Joe Schilling: $25,000
def. Melvin Manhoef: $10,000

Mike Richman: $30,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nam Phan: $5,600

Muhammed Lawal: $10,000
def. Joe Vedepo: $10,000

Joao Faria: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Ian Butler: $1,500

A.J. Matthews: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Bolt: $2,000

Jonathan Santa Maria: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Ron Henderson: $2,000

Andy Murad: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Bubba Pugh: $2,000

Nicolas Garcia: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Matthew Ramirez: $2,000

Jordan Bailey: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Alex Higley: $1,500

Rolando Perez: $2,000
def. Mark Vorgeas: $2,000

Bellator 131 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $632,600

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