Eddie Alvarez had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler staged a memorable rematch at Bellator 106, and both lightweights were compensated handsomely for their efforts.
Alvarez took home $160,000 after avenging his Bellator 58 loss to Chandler ($95,000) with a split-decision triumph in the evening’s headliner at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday night.
Joe Riggs was the card’s other top earner, as “Diesel” made $100,000 for outpointing Mike Bronzoulis ($5,000) in the “Fight Master” finale. Riggs received a $95,000 bonus for winning the reality show. The figures were released Sunday by the California State Athletic Commission.
Bellator 106 included two more title bouts, as Emanuel Newton ($20,000) defeated Muhammed Lawal ($10,000) for a second time to capture the promotion’s interim light heavyweight strap, while Daniel Straus ($40,000) upset Pat Curran ($40,000) in a 145-pound championship tilt.
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.
Bellator 106 Salaries
Eddie Alvarez: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
Michael Chandler: $95,000
Emanuel Newton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Muhammed Lawal: $10,000
Daniel Straus: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Pat Curran: $40,000
Joe Riggs: $100,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
Mike Bronzoulis: $5,000
Mike Richman: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Akop Stepanyan: $3,000
Jesse Juarez: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Joe Williams: $3,000
Cristiano Souza: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Alejandro Garcia: $2,000
Brandon Halsey: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Hector Ramirez: $7,000
Michael Guymon: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Aaron Miller: $4,000
Cleber Luciano: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Joe Camacho: $2,000
Josh Smith: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Darren Smith: $1,500