This past Saturday night, Bellator returned to the bright lights with Bellator 226.
The stacked fight card was topped by a heavyweight showdown between the champion Ryan Bader (27-5) and challenger Cheick Kongo (30-10-2). Unfortunately, there was no winner, as the fight was ruled “No Contest” due to an accidental eye poke from “Darth”.
Surprisingly or not, neither Bader nor Kongo are the highest earners from Saturday. The list is headlined by Emanuel Sanchez who defeated Tywan Claxton via Submission.
Here’s the full list of salaries from Saturday’s main card. Win bonuses for victorious fighters have already been factored in. These figures do not include sponsorship amounts or undisclosed bonuses.
- Emmanuel Sanchez: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus)
- Ryan Bader: $100,000
- Cheick Kongo: $100,000
- Derek Campos: $60,000
- Pat Curran: $60,000
- Tywan Claxton: $60,000
- Daniel Straus: $55,000
- Adam Borics: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus)
- Pedro Carvalho: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
- Sam Sicilia: $30,000
- Daniel Carey: $17,000 ($8,500 to show, $8,500 win bonus)
- Gaston Bolanos: $10,000