Bellator 115: Champion Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo Lead Way in Pay
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll for Bellator’s April 4th card in Reno, and headliners Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo led the way.
The heavyweight champ Minakov took home $35,000 for the bout, which saw him defeat Kongo by unanimous decision. The UFC veteran was paid $50,000.
Here are the Bellator 115 salaries that were disclosed by the promotion to the commission. The figures below do not include any additional bonuses or sponsorship money a fighter may have collected.
Vitaly Minakov: $35,000 (includes $17,500 win bonus)
def. Cheick Kongo: $50,000
Justin Baesman: $3,000
majority draw vs. Herman Terrado: $3,000
Kelly Anundson: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Volkan Oezdemir: $4,000
Mikkel Parlo: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Johnny Cisneros: $2,000
Rudy Morales: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Jones: $3,000
Rick Reeves: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. James Terry: $3,000
Freddie Aquitania: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Appelt: $6,000
Sinjen Smith: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Jason Powell: $1,000
Benito Lopez: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Oscar Ramirez: $1,000