Bellator 160: "Henderson vs. Pitbull" went down in Anaheim, Calif., back on August 26 at Honda Events Center. The main event saw Benson Henderson and Patricio Freire square off with No. 1 contender status in the lightweight division on the line.
The main event had a strange finish where Freire held up a hand and turned away in round two, forcing John McCarthy to stop the fight and declare Henderson the winner by technical knockout. We learned later that "Pitbull" broke his fibula when "Smooth" checked a kick in round one.
However it went down, Henderson netted a cool $75,000 (with no win bonus) in salaries disclosed to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The only fighter to even come close was his opponent, who took $50K for the disappointing loss.
Here is the complete list of Bellator 160 payouts for "show" and "win" (via MMA Fighting):
Benson Henderson ($75,000 + no win bonus = $75,000)
def. Patricio Freire ($50,000)
Derek Anderson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
def. Saad Award ($18,000)
Georgi Karakhanyan ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000)
def. Bubba Jenkins ($14,000)
A.J. McKee ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
def. Cody Walker ($8,000)
David Duran ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000)
def. Kyle Estrada ($1,500)
Steve Ramirez ($1,750 + $1,750 = $3,500)
def. Ron Henderson ($2,000)
Joey Davis ($5,000 + no win bonus = $5,000)
def. Keith Cutrone ($1,500)
Gabriel Green ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000)
def. Alex Trinidad ($1,500)
Andy Murad ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000)
def. Johnny Cisneros ($2,000)
Jake Roberts ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000)
def. Stephen Martinez ($2,500)
Chinzo Machida ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000)
def. Mario Navarro Jr. ($2,500)
Jacob Rosales ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000)
def. Mike Segura ($1,500)
The total disclosed payroll for Bellator 160 was $302,500.
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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