Bellator 268 Salaries: Champion Vadim Nemkov Earns $250K
Bellator 268 saw the light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov retaining his title after an emphatic submission win over Julius Anglickas in the very first round of the bout.
This helped the Russian walk away with the highest purse of the fight card.
In the co-main event of the evening, Corey Anderson went through his business and knocked out former Bellator light heavyweight and current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in under a minute of the fight.
Anderson also netted a six-figure, earning $200K on the night.
Now the two goliaths are set to face each other with both the tournament and light heavyweight championships on the line in the Grand Prix finals.
The date of the finals has yet to be announced by the promotion, but it is expected that the two will face each other in early 2022.
After Bellator 268, Anderson claimed that he has been paid more in his Bellator fights than all of his UFC fights combined. Anderson has fought only three times in the Bellator cage compared to the UFC where he fought more than a dozen fights in the octagon.
Anderson was also one of five fighters to take home six-figure payouts from the event.
On Monday, the Arizona Department of Gaming, which oversaw the event, released a full list of Bellator 268 salaries. The salaries do not include discretionary bonuses or sponsorship money.
Bellator 268 Main Card
- Vadim Nemkov ($175,000 + $75,000 win bonus = $250,000) def. Julias Anglickas ($150,000)
- Corey Anderson ($100,000 + $100,000 win bonus = $200,000) def. Ryan Bader ($150,000)
- Brent Primus ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Benson Henderson ($150,000)
- Henry Corrales ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Vladyslav Parubchenko ($10,000)
Bellator 268 Preliminary Card
- Karl Albrektsson ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov ($70,000)
- Mukhamed Berkhamov ($30,000 + $30,000 win bonus = $60,000) def. Jaleel Willis ($24,000)
- Nick Browne ($18,000 + $18,000 win bonus + $1,200 = $36,000) def. Bobby Lee ($9,600)*
- Javier Torres ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000) def. Gregory Millard ($13,000)
- Sumiko Inaba ($5,000 + $5,000 win bonus = $10,000) def. Randi Field ($4,000)
- Lance Gibson Jr. ($7,000 + $7,000 win bonus = $14,000) def. Raymond Pina ($3,000)
- Jaylon Bates ($20,000 + no win bonus = $20,000) def. Raphael Montini ($2,500)
- Sullivan Cauley ($4,000 + $4,000 win bonus = $8,000) def. Deon Clash ($2,000)
- Maria Henderson vs. Collette Santiago was an amateur contest.