Benson Henderson was the high man on Bellator’s payout list over the weekend.
The former UFC lightweight champion made $75,000 for his Bellator 160 main event victory over Patricio Freire on Friday night in Anaheim, according to a document obtained by MMA Fighting through the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The figure was a flat rate with no win bonus.
Freire earned the second most on the card at $50,000. Henderson won by second-round TKO when “Pitbull” could not continue due to a broken right leg.
It was Henderson’s second fight with Bellator after a loss to Andrey Koreshkov in a welterweight title fight in his debut. “Smooth” will challenge Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler in his next bout in November.
A complete list of the Bellator 160 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes and bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Main card (Spike)
Benson Henderson ($75,000 + no win bonus = $75,000) def. Patricio Freire ($50,000)
Derek Anderson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Saad Award ($18,000)
Georgi Karakhanyan ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Bubba Jenkins ($14,000)
A.J. McKee ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Cody Walker ($8,000)
David Duran ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Kyle Estrada ($1,500)
Steve Ramirez ($1,750 + $1,750 = $3,500) def. Ron Henderson ($2,000)
Joey Davis ($5,000 + no win bonus = $5,000) def. Keith Cutrone ($1,500)
Gabriel Green ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Alex Trinidad ($1,500)
Andy Murad ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Johnny Cisneros ($2,000)
Jake Roberts ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Stephen Martinez ($2,500)
Chinzo Machida ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Mario Navarro Jr. ($2,500)
Jacob Rosales ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def.
Source:: mma fighting