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Bellator 142 payouts are 'Dynamite' for Tito Ortiz ($300k) and Phil Davis ($130k)

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

It's easy to see why mixed martial arts (MMA) legend and Bellator light heavyweight headliner Tito Ortiz is not ready to talk about retirement.

Not when he's slicing that kind of cheddar.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" pocketed $300,000 in defeat to Liam McGeary, who captured the promotion's 205-pound strap -- along with a $50,000 payday -- in the Bellator 142 main event, which took place last Saturday night (Sept. 19, 2015) in San Jose, California.

Relive the Spike TV action right here.

Elsewhere on the card, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Phil Davis was awarded $130,000 for his busy night of work, the second highest payout of the night. Former division champion Emanuel Newton took third with $70,000.

Full Bellator 142 payouts below:

Liam McGeary: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Tito Ortiz: $300,000
McGeary def. Ortiz by submission

Phil Davis: $130,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 to win)
Emanuel Newton: $70,000
Francis Carmont: $17,000
Davis def. Newton by submission, Carmont by knockout

Josh Thomson: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Mike Bronzoulis: $10,000
Thomson def. Bronzoulis by submission

Muhammed Lawal: $15,000 (no win bonus)
Linton Vassell: $30,000
Lawal def. Vassell by unanimous decision

Gabriel Carrasco: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Joe Neal: $2,000
Carrasco def. Neal by unanimous decision

Adam Piccolotti: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Salvador Becerra: $1,750
Piccolotti def. Becerra by submission

Thomas Diagne: $3,000 (no win bonus)
Mike Malott: $2,000 (no win bonus)
Fight ended in a draw

Francis Carmont: $17,000
Anthony Ruiz: $5,000
Carmont def. Ruiz by unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for Bellator 142 was $653,750, according to figures provided by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which means Davis and Carmont were paid just once for the event, despite competing in two separate fights.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages, and other unofficial payments, so you can be relieved to know that a veteran like Josh Thomson is not going home with a measly 10 grand. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For complete Bellator 142 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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