Fedor atop Bellator 214 payouts

January 25, 2019

The California State Athletic Commission has disclosed the main card and preliminary payouts for Saturday’s Bellator 214.

MMA Junkie reported the disclosed payouts it had requested and obtained from the commission.  Bellator 214 takes place Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Fedor Emelianenko: $300,000 (no win bonus)
vs. Ryan Bader: $150,000 (no win bonus)

Aaron Pico: $45,000 to show ($45,000 to win)
def. Henry Corrales: $35,000 to show ($35,000 to win)

Jake Hager: $50,000 (no win bonus)
vs. J.W. Kiser: $7,000 to show ($7,000 to win)

Juan Archuleta: $25,000 to show (no win bonus)
vs. Ricky Bandejas: $30,000 to show (no win bonus)

Adel Altamimi: $10,000 to show ($10,000 to win)
vs. Brandon McMahan: $3,500 to show ($3,500 to win)

Jay Jay Wilson: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Tyler Beneke: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Ozzy Diaz: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Chris Reyes: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Jorge Juarez: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. David Pacheco: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Jesse Merritt: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Thor Skancke: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

A.J. Agazarm: $12,000 to show ($12,000 to win)
vs. Jesse Roberts: $2,500 to show ($2,500 to win)

Weber Almeida: $5,000 to show ($5,000 to win)
vs. Oscar Chinchilla: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Sean Johnson: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Arturo Rivas: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

James Barnes: $2,250 to show ($2,250 to win)
vs. Ryan Lilley: $2,000 to show ($2,000 to win)

Ian Butler: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Craig Plaskett: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Steve Ramirez: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)
vs. Desmond Torres: $1,500 to show ($1,500 to win)

Payout Perspective:

The biggest disparity here is the between the former WWE superstar Jake Hager (aka Jack Swagger) and J.W. Kiser.  Hager is making $50,000 for this fight while Kiser, a 41-year-old with just one pro fight, a loss in 2018, is receiving $7,000 to show and another $7,000 if he pulls the offset.  Certainly, the $50,000 Swagger is making is far less than his salary in the WWE.  Of course, its his first pro fight.  Without much argument, Fedor is the top paid athlete earning $300,000 and his opponent making just half of that.

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