Patricky Freire was the lone fighter to earn a six-figure payday at Bellator 183, as he took home $110,000 for his triumph against Benson Henderson in this past Saturday’s lightweight main event.
The California State Athletic Commission released salary from the event to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. Freire took a contentious split-decision victory over Henderson at the SAP Center in San Jose Calif. Henderson, a former UFC 155-pound champion, banked $50,000 in defeat.
In the co-main event, Paul Daley garnered $50,000 for his second-round knockout of Lorenz Larkin ($40,000). Meanwhile, recent UFC signee Roy Nelson pocketed $60,000 for a unanimous decision victory against Javy Ayala ($50,000) in a featured heavyweight tilt.
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.
Bellator 183 Salaries:
Patricky Freire: $110,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Benson Henderson: $50,000
Paul Daley: $50,000
Lorenz Larkin: $40,000
Roy Nelson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Javy Ayala: $50,000
Aaron Pico: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Justin Linn: $4,000
Goiti Yamauchi: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Adam Piccolotti: $18,000
Tony Johnson: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Mike Ortega: $1,500
Kaytlin Neil: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Brooke Mayo: $3,000
Brandon Laroco: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Gaston Bolanos: $4,000
Corina Herrera: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Jaimelene Nievara: $1,500
Fernando Gonzalez Trevino: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Alex Lopez: $2,500
Ricardo Vasquez: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Justin Tenedora: $1,500
J.J. Okanovich: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Luis Jauregui: $1,500
Daniel Gonzalez: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Anthony Castrejon: $1,000