Bellator “Dynamite”: Tito Ortiz Leads Way in Salaries
By FCF Staff
Bellator’s “Dynamite” card went down this past Saturday in San Jose, California, and Tito Ortiz reportedly led the way in terms of salaries.
Ortiz took on light-heavyweight champ Liam McGeary in the card’s main event, and was submitted by the latter with an inverted triangle choke.
According to figures that were released to MMA Junkie.com by the California Commission, Ortiz was paid $300,000 for the bout. McGeary, on the other hand, earned $50,000.
Here are the salaries that were reportedly disclosed to the CSAC by Bellator for the September 19th event.
Liam McGeary: $50,000
def. Tito Ortiz: $300,000
Phil Davis: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
def. Francis Carmont: $17,000
Josh Thomson: $10,000
def. Mike Bronzoulis: $10,000
Emanuel Newton: $70,000 (Newton was defeated by Davis in LHW tourney semifinals)
Muhammed Lawal: $15,000
def. Linton Vassell: $30,000
Gabriel Carrasco: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Neal: $2,000
Adam Piccolotti: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Salvador Becerra: $1,750
Thomas Diagne: $3,000
vs. Mike Malott: $2,000
Anthony Ruiz: $5,000 (Ruiz was defeated by Carmont in tourney LHW alternate bout)