Even if Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never pays up on his side bet over whether or not Chael Sonnen could take him down, both men are $300,000 richer after Bellator 192.
The most recent outing from Bellator MMA took place this past Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where Sonnen defeated the former Ultimate Fighting Championship 205-pound titleholder Jackson via unanimous decision in the quarterfinals of Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix. Unsurprisingly, Sonnen and Jackson topped the payroll for the card, each taking the flat $300K with no win bonus.
The payouts come courtesy of the California State Athletic Commission. MMA Fighting was first to report the numbers on Monday.
For his Bellator welterweight title win, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald earned a flat $100,000, while the defeated champion, Douglas Lima, earned the same. Elsewhere, coveted prospect Aaron Pico made $30,000 to show and $30,000 to win for a total of $60,000, a 37-second demolition of Shane Kruchten.
Other notable undercard earners include Guilherme Vasconcelos who made a flat $40K for his first-round submission of Ivan Castillo, and Khonry Gracie, son of the legendary Royce Gracie, who made $10,000 in losing his pro debut to Devon Brock.
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 192 Salaries:
Chael Sonnen: $300,000
Quinton Jackson: $300,000
Rory MacDonald: $100,000
Douglas Lima: $100,000
Michael Chandler: $50,000
Goiti Yamauchi: $23,000
Aaron Pico: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Shane Kruchten: $10,000
Henry Corrales: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Georgi Karakhanyan: $26,000
Gabriel Green: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Chris Padilla: $2,000
Cooper Gibson: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Andrew Lazo: $1,500
Chad George: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
James Barnes: $2,250
Roosevelt Roberts: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Tommy Aaron: $2,000
Jalin Turner: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Noah Tillis: $1,500
Arthur Estrazulas: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Mike Segura: $2,000
Kyle Estrada: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
David Duran: $2,250
Johnny Cisneros: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Marlen Magee: $1,500
Guilherme Vasconcelos: $40,000
Ivan Castillo: $2,500
Devon Brock: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Khonry Gracie: $10,000
Jose Campos: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Haim Gozali: $10,000
Joey Davis: $7,000
Ian Butler: $1,500