Budd Tops Bellator 238 Salaries
While Cris Cyborg walked away a winner on fight night, former Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd walked away with a winning bank account, out-earning Cyborg at Bellator 238.
In terms of salary, Budd walked out with $350,000 while Cyborg walked out with only $250,000 for her stoppage win over the former champion inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Cyborg took home double what she made in her win than what she made losing to Amanda Nunes at UFc 232, but this may not be all what the former UFC champion made on Saturday night, as bonuses and incentives in her contract can make her deal with the CBSViacom owned company the biggest deal in MMA history.
The numbers released by the California State Athletic Commission does not represent fighter’s full pay, it only discloses the salary paid for the fight itself, and not certain sponsorship income, post-fight bonuses or pay-per-view bonuses, which may not be applicable for a DAZN broadcasted card.
Here are the full salaries for Bellator 238:
Main card (DAZN)
Cris Cyborg ($250,000 + no win bonus = $250,000) def. Julia Budd ($350,000)
Darrion Caldwell ($25,000 + no win bonus = $25,000) def. Adam Borics ($28,000)
Juan Archuleta ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Henry Corrales ($38,000)
Sergio Pettis ($30,000 + $30,000 win bonus = $60,000) def. Alfred Khashakyan ($10,000)
Raymond Daniels ($20,000 + no win bonus = $20,000) def. Jason King ($3,000)
Emilee King ($3,000 + $3,000 win bonus = $6,000) def. Ava Knight ($5,000)
Prelim/Postlim card (FIGHT SPORTS)
Tony Bartovich ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Jarrett Connor ($1,200)
Ricardo Seixas ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Dominic Clark ($2,000)
Joshua Jones ($2,250 + $2,250 = $4,500) def. Brandon Bender ($2,000)
Aaron Pico ($22,500 + $22,500 win bonus = $45,000) def. Daniel Carey ($10,000)
AJ Agazarm ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Adel Altamimi ($14,000)
Jay Jay Wilson ($5,000 + $5,000 win bonus = $10,000) def. Mario Navarro ($2,000)
Curtis Millender ($8,000 + $8,000 win bonus = $16,000) def. Moses Murietta ($4,000)
Anthony Taylor ($3,000 + $3,000 win bonus = $6,000) def. Chris Avila ($3,000)
Miguel Jacob ($1,500 + $1,500 win bonus = $3,000) def. David Pacheco ($1,500)