‘Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 23rd, 2017

UFC Bellator Tito Ortiz

The California State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen” event.

Tito Ortiz (pictured) will leave the MMA game in style. Not only because he submitted Chael Sonnen to close out his illustrious career, but he was also the night’s highest earner with a flat $300,000 salary.

Sonnen, meanwhile, made $50,000.

“Now, how much did they make under the table for fixing the fight?” asked MMA’s conspiracy theorists.

Paul Daley equaled Sonnen’s paycheck with his vicious flying knee knockout of Brennan Ward in the show’s co-main event. Ward also made $50,000.

The smallest paycheck without a weight cutting penalty was $1,500.

Bellator 170 took place inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Here are the disclosed salaries from Saturday’s fights:

(Total disclosed salaries: $766,500)

Preliminary Card:

Jacob Rosales: $4,000 ($2,000 to show/$2,000 to win)
Defeated Ian Butler: $1,500

Mike Segura: $3,000 ($1,500 to show/$1,500 to win)
DefeatedTommy Aaron: $2,000

James Barnes: $4,000 ($2,000 to show/$2,000 to win)
DefeatedRob Gooch: $2,000

Curtis Millender: $4,000 ($2,000 to show/$2,000 to win)
Defeated Johnny Cisneros: $2,000

Colleen Schneider: $6,000 ($3,000 to show/$3,000 to win)
Defeated Chrissie Daniels: $4,500

Henry Corrales: $28,000 ($14,000 to show/$14,000 to win)
Defeated Cody Bollinger: $2,500

Guilherme Vasconcelos: $24,000 ($12,000 to show/$12,000 to win)
Defeated John Mercurio: $2,000

Keith Berry: $3,000
Defeated Kevin Casey: $10,000

Alex Soto: $5,400 ($2,400 to show/$3,000 to win)
Defeated Demarcus Brown: $2,600 ($600 from Soto for missing weight)

Chinzo Machida: $20,000 ($10,000 to show/$10,000 to win)
Defeated Jamar Ocampo: $1,500

Jalin Turner: $3,000 ($1,500 to show/$1,500 to win)
Defeated Gabriel Green: $2,000

Jack May: $4,000 ($2,000 to show/$2,000 to win)
Defeated Dave Cryer: $2,000

Daniel Rodriguez: $3,150 ($1,500 to show/$1,500 to win/$150 from Gonzalez for missing weight)
Defeated Christian Gonzalez: $1,350

Main Card:

Derek Campos: $34,200 ($15,000 to show/$15,000 to win/$4,200 from Anderson for missing weight)
Defeated Derek Anderson: $7,800

Emmanuel Sanchez: $40,000 ($20,00 to show/ $20,000 to win)
Defeated Georgi Karakhanyan: $24,000

Hisaki Kato: $30,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Ralek Gracie: $33,000

Paul Daley: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Brennan Ward: $50,000

Tito Ortiz: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Chael Sonnen: $50,000

Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!