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Bellator Dynamite salaries: Ortiz and Davis lead the way

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Despite losing in the main event of Bellator's Dynamite show, Tito Ortiz made much more than anyone else on the card.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Disclosed Bellator salaries were all over the place for their Dynamite event on the weekend. The California State Athletic Commission released the money info, and it's no surprise that Tito Ortiz is on top. The former UFC light heavyweight champ made a flat 300k for his submission loss to Liam McGeary, who made 50k. Phil Davis, who won the four-man light heavyweight tourney, made 130k for his fights.

It should be noted that Davis and Francis Carmont, who fought twice, only received one purse due to CSAC regulations. The only salaries noted here are the disclosed ones, and they (or anyone else) could have received discretionary or performance incentives that aren't released. This is obvious in the case of guys like King Mo or Josh Thomson, who likely made more. Steven Marrocco of MMA Junkie says that Thomson made more than the 10k that was reported:

Here's a look at the full salaries:

Liam McGeary ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000)
Tito Ortiz ($300,000)

Phil Davis: ($65,000 + $65,000 = $130,000)
Francis Carmont ($17,000)

Josh Thomson ($10,000 + no win bonus = $10,000)
Mike Bronzoulis ($10,000)

Emanuel Newton ($70,000)

Muhammed Lawal ($15,000 + no win bonus = $15,000)
Linton Vassell ($30,000)

Gabriel Carrasco ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000)
Joe Neal ($2,000)

Adam Piccolotti ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000)
Salvador Becerra ($1,750)

Thomas Diagne ($3,000)
Mike Malott ($2,000)

Anthony Ruiz ($5,000)