Bellator 106: Alvarez, Chandler and Riggs Lead Way in Salaries
By FCF Staff
Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler led the way last nigh at Bellator 106 in terms of action, and the highly regarded lightweights were also two of the highest paid fighters on the card.
According to multiple reports, the California State Athletic Commission has disclosed the payroll for the event, which reveals Alvarez earned $160,000 for the bout (which includes a $80,000 win bonus). The former champ Chandler, meanwhile, earned $95,000.
Alvarez worked his way to a razor thin, split decision victory over Chandler, to avenge the submission loss he suffered versus the lightweight in 2011.
The night’s other big earner was UFC veteran Joe Riggs, who made $100,000 for winning the first ever “Fight Master” competition. The welterweight scored a unanimous decision victory over fellow finalist Mike Bronzoulis, who earned $5,000.
Here are the salary figures that were disclosed to the CSAC by Bellator. The card was hosted by Long Beach, California’s Convention Center.
Eddie Alvarez: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chandler: $95,000
Emanuel Newton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Muhammed Lawal: $10,000
Daniel Straus: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Pat Curran: $40,000
Joe Riggs: $100,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Bronzoulis: $5,000
Mike Richman: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Akop Stepanyan: $3,000
Jesse Juarez: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Williams: $3,000
Cristiano “Soldier Boy” Souza: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Alejandro Garcia: $2,000
Brandon Halsey: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Hector Ramirez: $7,000
Mike Guymon: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Miller: $4,000
Cleber Luciano: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Camacho: $2,000
Josh Smith: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Darren Smith: $1,500