Despite his defeat in the main event of Bellator 142: Dynamite! on Saturday night, Tito Ortiz still emerged as the evening’s biggest earner by some distance, banking $300,000.
Light-heavyweight tournament winner Phil Davis was next up with a healthy $130,000 payday.
Another recent convert from the UFC, Josh Thomson, doesn’t appear to have struck anything like a good a deal as Davis however as his basic salary is listed as $10,000 with no win bonus. That’s a headscratcher as Thomson is an establish veteran who was still in the UFC’s lightweight top 10 when he left the promotion.
Back to the best paid earners on the night, former champion Emanuel Newton claimed $70,000, while light-heavyweight champion was paid $50,000 for his successful title defense.
Check out the full list of Bellator 142 salaries below and keep in mind that the figures don’t include extra like bonuses and sponsorship money.
Liam McGeary: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Tito Ortiz: $300,000
Phil Davis: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
Francis Carmont: $17,000
Josh Thomson: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Mike Bronzoulis: $10,000
Phil Davis: See above
Emanuel Newton: $70,000
Muhammed Lawal: $15,000 (no win bonus)
Linton Vassell: $30,000
Gabriel Carrasco: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Joe Neal: $2,000
Adam Piccolotti: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Salvador Becerra: $1,750
Thomas Diagne: $3,000
Mike Malott: $2,000
Francis Carmont: (See Above)
Anthony Ruiz: $5,000