Bellator 165 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Chandler vs. Henderson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) from inside SAP Center in San Jose, were released earlier today by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
The total disclosed payroll was $361,500.
The top earners of the night were defending champion Michael Chandler and No. 1 contender Benson Henderson, who each pocketed $50,000 for their work over five grueling rounds in the main event (watch it). Only two fighters came close to that amount, as Michael Page banked $40,000 ($20,0000 and a $20,000 win bonus) while Linton Vassell banked $34,000 ($17,000 and a $17,000 win bonus) after dismantling Francis Carmont (recap).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of Bellator 165 payouts and salaries, courtesy of MMA Fighting:
Michael Chandler: $50,000 (no win bonus)
def. Benson Henderson: $50,000
Michael Page: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Fernando Gonzalez: $20,000
Adam Piccolotti: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Girtz: $14,000
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez $20,000 (no win bonus)
def. Sheila Padilla: $2,500
Linton Vassell: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Francis Carmont: $21,000
Aaron Hamilton: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Ferguson Jr.: $6,000
Carrington Banks: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Roberts: $6,000
Diego Herzog: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Nick Pica: $1,500
James Terry: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Baesman: $2,500
Dominic Sumner: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Roswell: $1,000
Dwight Grant: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Danasabe Mohammed: $1,500
Sarah D'Alelio: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Jaimelene Nievera: $1,500
Jeremiah Labiano: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Vince Murdock: $2,500
Alvin Cacdac: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Steve Ramirez: $2,500
J.J. Okanovich: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Luis Vargas: $1,000
Beau Hamilton: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Victor Jones: $1,000
Hugo Lujan: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Cesar Gonzalez: $1,000
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
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