Bellator 209 results - Patricio Freire retains title in decision win

Bellator 228 salaries: Patricio Freire top earner as four fighters crack six figures

Bellator returned to Inglewood, California at The Forum for a stacked Bellator 228 card. The event saw Patricio Freire defend his featherweight title as part of the grand prix and Gegard Mousasi took on Lyoto Machida.

In the main event, it was Gegard Mousasi who edged out a decision win over Lyoto Machida to get back into the win column. For their main event efforts, both fighters took home $150,000.

Meanwhile, the highest earner was Patricio Freire who made $200,000 for his win over Juan Archuleta to defend his featherweight title. The fight was also part of the round of 16 in the featherweight grand prix, where ‘Pitbull’ will take on Pedro Carvalho next round.

The other notable main card fighters were A.J. McKee pocketing $50,000, Darrion Caldwell making $125,000 and Daniel Weichel making $80,000.

See the full Bellator 228 salaries below (via MMA Fighting).

Main Card

Gegard Mousasi ($150,000 + no win bonus = $150,000) def. Lyoto Machida ($150,000)

Patricio Freire ($200,000 + no win bonus = $200,000) def. Juan Archuleta ($75,000)

A.J. McKee ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Georgi Karakhanyan ($30,000)

Darrion Caldwell ($125,000 + no win bonus = $125,000) def. Henry Corrales ($30,000)

Daniel Weichel ($40,000 + $40,000 win bonus = $80,000) def. Saul Rogers ($20,000)

Prelims

A.J. Agazarm ($14,000 + $14,000 win bonus = $28,000) def. Jonathan Quiroz ($2,000)

Ava Knight ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000) def. Shannon Goughary ($3,000)

Antonio McKee ($25,000 + no win bonus = $25,000) def. William Sriyapai ($5,000)

Johnny Cisneros ($4,000 + $4,000 win bonus = $8,000) def. Mike Jasper ($10,000)

Leandro Higo ($14,000 + $14,000 win bonus = $28,000) def. Shawn Bunch ($13,000)

Weber Almeida ($6,000 + $6,000 win bonus = $12,000) def. Castle Williams ($2,000)

James Barnes ($2,250 + $2,250 win bonus = $4,500) def. David Duran ($2,250)

Joshua Jones ($2,000 + $2,000 win bonus = $4,000) def. Dominic Clark ($2,000)

Postlims

Adrian Najera ($1,200 + $1,200 win bonus = $2,400) def. Jason Edwards ($1,200)

Benji Gomez ($1,500 + $1,500 win bonus = $3,000) def. Jonathan Santa Maria ($2,000)

Ozzy Diaz ($1,500 + $1,500 win bonus = $3,000) def. Andre Walker ($1,500)

Ian Butler ($1,500 + $1,500 win bonus = $3,000) def. Emilio Williams ($1,200)

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