Bellator 131 salaries: Ortiz tops list

November 16, 2014

The California State Athletic Commission released the salaries from Saturday’s Bellator 131 show from San Diego, California.  As you might expect Tito Ortiz topped the Bellator roster earning $300,000.

Bellator 131 Fight Salaries:

Tito Ortiz: $300,000
def. Stephan Bonnar: $100,000

Will Brooks: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chandler: $25,000

Joe Schilling: $25,000
def. Melvin Manhoef: $10,000

Mike Richman: $30,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nam Phan: $5,600

Muhammed Lawal: $10,000
def. Joe Vedepo: $10,000

Joao Faria: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Ian Butler: $1,500

A.J. Matthews: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Bolt: $2,000

Jonathan Santa Maria: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Ron Henderson: $2,000

Andy Murad: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Bubba Pugh: $2,000

Nicolas Garcia: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Matthew Ramirez: $2,000

Jordan Bailey: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Alex Higley: $1,500

Rolando Perez: $2,000
def. Mark Vorgeas: $2,000

Payout Perspective:

Although Ortiz earned $300,000, it was reported that he was fined $2,500 for his post-fight behavior after flipping off Bonnar and throwing water on him after the decision.  If you were wondering Ortiz made $250,000 in his last UFC appearance at UFC 148 in July 2012.  Bonnar’s last official reported salary was $34K/$34K for his win at UFC 139 three years ago this month.  He also fought Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in October 2012 but we do not have an official salary reported. Also, King Mo only received $10K with no reported fight bonus.  Lawal’s fight was one of four that received no fight bonus.


3 Responses to “Bellator 131 salaries: Ortiz tops list”

  1. Logical on November 17th, 2014 1:50 AM

    It was a good event, very entertaining. Looks like Bellator is on the right track with Coker at the helm.

    Although the payouts on all those prelim fighters is pretty f****** cheap lol

  2. Diego on November 17th, 2014 6:57 AM

    I’m surprised Tito is getting that much. More power to him, but seriously.

    And I’m surprised Mo is getting that little.

  3. FightBusiness on November 17th, 2014 1:01 PM

    how the hell does Ortiz still pull in six figure contracts? its freakin amazing.

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