Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo salaries and payouts
Last weekend Bellator MMA returned to big screens with Bellator 226 event that took place in San Jose, California.
Tightly packed card was headlined by the heavyweight title fight between champ Ryan Bader and challenger Chaick Kongo. The event was further adorned with four Bellator grand-prix featherweight bouts with such fighters as Pat Curran, Emmanuel Sanchez, Derek Campos, and Tywan Claxton.
Today, The Sports Daily posted a list of salaries and fees for the Bellator 226 fighters and, quite surprisingly, it is Emmanuel Sanchez who made the biggest bank, receiving $110,000 for his performance. Below you can see the payouts of every fighter of the event:
Emmanuel Sanchez: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus)
Ryan Bader: $100,000
Cheick Kongo: $100,000
Derek Campos: $60,000
Pat Curran: $60,000
Tywan Claxton: $60,000
Daniel Straus: $55,000
Adam Borics: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus)
Pedro Carvalho: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
Sam Sicilia: $30,000
Daniel Carey: $17,000 ($8,500 to show, $8,500 win bonus)
Gaston Bolanos: $10,000