SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator 206 took place on Saturday, Sept. 29 from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card aired on the online platform DAZN.
The card featured the highly anticipated middleweight title fight pitting current champ Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) against 170-pound titleholder Rory MacDonald(20-4), who moved up a weight class for a title shot against the 185-pound champ. Also on the card we saw the legendary rivalry between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson(37-13) and Wanderlei Silva (35-13).
The California State Athletic Commission released the salaries and they were also regulating the event. Below you can find the salaries and for the complete and official results you can go here.
The top earners include Quinton Jackson (37-13 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) taking home $300,000 and Wanderlei Silva (35-13-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) took home $200,000 both were a flat pay. Middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi and welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald each took home $150,000 for a flat pay.
Disclaimer: The figures don’t include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures don’t include money paid by sponsors. They also don’t include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses Bellator could pay. The below figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and don’t reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
Bellator 206 salaries:
Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Rory MacDonald: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Quinton Jackson: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Douglas Lima: $130,000 (no win bonus)
Andrey Koreshkov: $55,000
Aaron Pico: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Leandro Higo: $14,000
Keri Melendez: $25,000 (no win bonus)
Dakota Zimmerman: $4,000
Gaston Bolanos: $24,000 to show (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Ysidro Gutierrez: $2,000
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