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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'People to Kill': Brooke Mayo brought fresh antics to Bellator 183 weigh-ins

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Given the ever-growing history of MMA, there aren’t many things that can be done at weigh-ins that haven’t been seen before. Brooke Mayo took that challenge seriously ahead of Bellator 183.

Mayo (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), who meets Kaytlin Neil (0-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a women’s flyweight fight on tonight’s Bellator 183 preliminary card – which streams on MMAjunkie prior to the Spike-televised main card at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. – brought a notebook with a special message inside for her opponent.

The book, which had the phrase “People to Kill” engraved into the front cover, had Neil’s name written inside.

Mayo stated afterward that her message for Neil wasn’t personal. It was, however, a warning of what’s to come when they step in the cage tonight at Bellator 183.

“This is war and I’m going in the cage tomorrow to kill my enemy,” Mayo wrote on Instagram. “I don’t hate my enemy, but she is standing in the way of everything that is important to me.”

Watch the complete Mayo vs. Neil weigh-in video above.

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

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Brooke Mayo booked opposite debuting Kaytlin Neil at Bellator 183 in San Jose

After a gritty Bellator debut, Brooke Mayo will now be the one welcoming someone to the promotion.

Mayo (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) meets Kaytlin Neil in a flyweight bout at Bellator 183 (0-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), which takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif, a Bellator official on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.

The Sept. 23 card, which features a headliner between former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and contender Patricky Freire, airs on Spike following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Mayo returns after a Bellator 172 main-card meeting with Veta Arteaga in February. While Mayo was declared the loser via TKO in the final minute due to a controversial eye injury, she was praised for the exciting bout that kicked off her pro career (via Instagram)

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Neil, in turn, makes her promotional debut. The fighter from Utah, who last fought in December of 2016, looks to rebound from a two-fight skid to kick off her professional MMA run.

The latest Bellator 183 card now includes:

  • Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire
  • Javy Ayala vs. Roy Nelson
  • Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Aaron Pico vs. opponent TBA
  • Adam Piccolotti vs. Goiti Yamauchi
  • Brooke Mayo vs. Kaytlin Neil

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

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