Bellator 106 salaries: Eddie Alvarez top earner

Esther Lin MMA Fighting

Eddie Alvarez and Joe Riggs both earned tidy paychecks for their wins at Bellator 106.

Bellator 106 probably featured the highest fighter purse in the promotion's history. Even with Quinton Jackson and Tito Ortiz off the card, three fighters made $95,000 or more to compete in Long Beach last night. There were some surprises on the other end of the scale too though, with Muhammed Lawal making just 10k for his fight. Eddie Alvarez led the way with 160k, while Fight Master winner Joe Riggs picked up a win bonus 19 times the size of his base salary. Seriously. Here are all the numbers:

Eddie Alvarez: $80,000 (plus win bonus of $80,000)
Michael Chandler: $95,000

Emanuel Newton: $10,000 (win bonus of $10,000)
King Mo: $10,000

Daniel Straus: $20,000 (win bonus of $20,000)
Pat Curran: $40,000

Joe Riggs: $5,000 (win bonus of $95,000)
Mike Bronzoulis: $5,000

Mike Richman: $7,000 (win bonus of $7,000)
Akop Stepanyan: $3,000

Cristiano Souza: $3,000 (win bonus of $3,000)
Alejandro Garcia: $2,000

Jesse Juarez: $3,000 (win bonus of $3,000)
Joe Williams: $3,000

Brandon Halsey: $5,000 (win bonus of $5,000)
Hector Ramirez: $7,000

Mike Guymon: $7,000 (win bonus of $7,000)
Aaron Miller: $4,000

Cleber Luciano: $3,000 (win bonus of $3,000)
Joe Camacho: $2,000

Josh Smith: $1,500 (win bonus of $1,500)
Darren Smith: $1,500

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