The Bellator 206 salaries are in.
Last night (Sept. 29), Bellator 206 took place inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event was headlined by a champion vs. champion bout between middleweight title holder Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. In the end, it was Mousasi who had a dominant performance and finished “Red King” in the second round. Both men took home $150,000.
Bellator 206 Salaries – The Rest of The Main Card
The co-headliners emerged as the top earners. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson tops the list with a $300,000 check. His opponent, Silva made $200,000. “Rampage” stopped Silva in their fourth encounter, tying the feud at 2-2.
In the opening Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix bout, Douglas Lima choked out Andrey Koreshkov. It was the third bout between the two. Lima earns a cool $130,000, while Koreshkov brings in $55,000.
Rising star Aaron Pico made $80,000 after finishing former Bellator bantamweight title challenger Leandro Higo. Higo made just $14,000.
Below are the rest of the Bellator 206 main card salaries (via MMAJunkie.com):
Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Quinton Jackson: $300,000 (no win bonus)
def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Douglas Lima: $130,000 (no win bonus)
def. Andrey Koreshkov: $55,000
Aaron Pico: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Leandro Higo: $14,000
Keri Melendez: $25,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dakota Zimmerman: $4,000
Gaston Bolanos: $24,000 to show (includes $12,000 win bonus)
vs. Ysidro Gutierrez: $2,000
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