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Bellator 220 Fighter Salaries: Rory MacDonald Tops Payouts With $200k


Bellator 220 took place Saturday, April 27 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. In the main event of the night, 170-pound champion Rory MacDonald defended his title against Jon Fitch in the opening round of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix. When it was all said and done, the two fighters fought to a majority draw, allowing MacDonald to retain his title and advance to the tournament semifinals against Neiman Gracie.

In the co-main event, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane bloodied Veta Arteaga en route to retaining her women’s flyweight championship.

Following the epic night of fights, the California State Athletic Commission announced the payouts for each competitor on the card. MacDonald led the way with a $200,000 payout. Fitch, meanwhile, earned $140,000 for his efforts. The only other fighters to top six figures were former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis, who picked up $160,000, and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson who earned $100,000 on the night.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors. Bellator 220 purses also exclude any locker room or performance-based bonuses.

A full look at the Bellator 220 salaries can be seen below.

Bellator 220 Fighter Salaries

Rory MacDonald: $200,000 (no win bonus)
vs. Jon Fitch: $140,000 (no win bonus)

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane: $75,000 (no win bonus)
def. Veta Arteaga: $40,000

Benson Henderson: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Adam Piccolotti: $22,000

Phil Davis: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Liam McGeary: $75,000

Gaston Bolanos: $15,000 (no win bonus)
def. Nathan Stolen: $10,000

Aviv Gozali: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Crain: $1,200

Brandon Faumui: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Chris Avila: $5,000

Matt Perez: $2,400 (includes $1,200 win bonus)
def. Justin Tenedora: $3,000

Cass Bell: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Peter Ishiguro: $1,200

Chuck Campbell: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Bruno Casillas: $1,500

Hyder Amil: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Paradise Vaovasa: $1,750

Josh San Diego: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Laroco: $1,500

Jordan Williams: $3,500 (includes $1,750 win bonus)
def. Diego Herzog: $2,500

Abraham Vaesau: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Justin Roswell: $2,000

Chris Inocencio: $2,400 (includes $1,200 win bonus)
def. Boris Novachkov: $1,200

Tom Ponce de Leon: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Jamario Mulder: $1,200

Ignacio Ortiz: $1,500
vs. Roger Severson: $1,500

Jon Adams: $1,200
vs. Erick Gunha: $1,200

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