Bellator 183 salaries: Patricky Freire earns event-best $110,000

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Patricky Freire earned the largest disclosed payday at this past weekend’s Bellator 183 event.

Freire (18-8 MMA, 11-7 BMMA) topped former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (24-8 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) via split decision. Freire earned $110,000 – $45,000 of which was a win bonus – as his disclosed payday. Henderson picked up $50,000.

MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the California State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the Sept. 23 event. Bellator 183 took place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., and the main card aired on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

In the co-main event, Paul Daley (40-15-2 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) topped welterweight rival Lorenz Larkin (18-7 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) with a big left hand. Daley earned a flat payday of $50,000 while Larkin got $40,000.

The total disclosed payout for the event was $513,500.

The full list of Bellator 183 paydays included:

Patricky Freire: $110,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Benson Henderson: $50,000

Paul Daley: $50,000 (no win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $40,000

Roy Nelson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Javy Ayala: $50,000

Aaron Pico: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Linn: $4,000

Goiti Yamauchi: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Adam Piccolotti: $18,000

Tony Johnson: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Mike Ortega: $1,500

Kaytlin Neil: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Brooke Mayo: $3,000

Brandon Laroco: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Gaston Bolanos: $4,000

Jaimelene Nievera: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Corina Herrera: $1,500

Fernando Gonzalez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Lopez: $2,500

Ricardo Vasquez: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Tenedora: $1,500

J.J. Okanovich: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Jauregui: $1,500

Daniel Gonzalez: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Castrejon: $1,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses Bellator sometimes pays.

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of Bellator 183, check out the MMA Events section of the night.

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Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator 183 official results and live video stream

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator returns tonight with Bellator 183 from SAP Center, and MMAjunkie is on the scene to bring you live coverage.

Featuring a headlining contest between former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (24-7 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) and Brazilian slugger Patricky Freire (17-8 MMA, 10-7 BMMA), Bellator 183’s main card airs on Spike following prelims that stream on MMAjunkie.

The main card also features a heated grudge match between Paul Daley (39-15-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) and Lorenz Larkin (18-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), as well as the promotional debut of former UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (22-14 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who takes on Javy Ayala (10-5 MMA, 5-2 BMMA).

You can watch the preliminary live stream above and follow along with the results as they happen below:

MAIN CARD (9 p.m. ET, Spike)

  • Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Javy Ayala vs. Roy Nelson
  • Adam Piccolotti vs. Goiti Yamauchi
  • Justin Linn vs. Aaron Pico

PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET, MMAjunkie)

For more on Bellator 183, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan is in San Jose for the event.)

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Source: MMA Junkie