Bellator 206, which went down in San Jose, California on Saturday night, was among the biggest fight cards the company has ever promoted. As it turns out, this card featured some suitably hefty paydays as well.
The biggest earner of the night was former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who pocketed a significant $300,000 for his second-round TKO of his rival Wanderlei Silva. Silva, meanwhile, was the second biggest earner of the night, pocketing $200,000 in defeat.
Interestingly, the card’s main event fighters, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, both took home less than Rampage and Silva. Mousasi, who scored a second-round TKO of MacDonald in the main event, earned a flat-rate of $150,000. MacDonald earned the same amount in defeat.
Beyond these co-main and main event fighters, the biggest earner of the night was former Bellator welterweight champ Douglas Lima, who earned $130,000 for his fifth-round submission of fellow former champ Andrey Koreshkov — though there’s a possibility of a much bigger payday in his future. Koreshkov earned $55,000 in defeat.
Here are the salaries for the Bellator 206 main card, which do not include any discretionary bonuses or undisclosed amounts the fighters might receive, and of course do not account for the taxes and expenses the fighters are on the hook for.
Bellator 206 salaries (via MMAjunkie):
Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Quinton Jackson: $300,000 (no win bonus)
def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Douglas Lima: $130,000 (no win bonus)
def. Andrey Koreshkov: $55,000
Aaron Pico: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Leandro Higo: $14,000
Keri Melendez: $25,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dakota Zimmerman: $4,000
Gaston Bolanos: $24,000 to show (includes $12,000 win bonus)
vs. Ysidro Gutierrez: $2,000
What do you think of the Bellator 206 salaries?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/30/2018.