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Bellator 133 Salaries Revealed. They’re Really Not Very Good.

Bellator 133 Salaries Revealed. They’re Really Not Very Good.

In some circles, today is known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, or Carnival.

You probably know a few folks celebrating with a little partying, before they begin their Lenten fasting and penance tomorrow. Or, maybe they just want an excuse to party.

You know one thing that isn’t so fat?

Sadly, any of the salaries for that last Bellator MMA event.

If you haven’t heard already, the California State Athletic Commission released the salaries for last Friday’s Bellator 133, in Fresno. (It is the rule for events sanctioned by the CSAC for salaries to be made public. Among the new directions for Bellator, under their new President Scott Coker, has been scheduling more events in Coker’s home state.)

Anyway, Friday’s Bellator 133 had some solid action, as we described here at Caged Insider. The main event featured former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko, against a polished vet in Melvin Manhoef. You might expect the two, who have battled in more than 100 MMA bouts between them, to earn a substantial sum of money. Schlemenko, who won by KO, has a five year history with the promotion — and has won more bouts for Bellator than any other fighter. Manhoef has a wealth of experience internationally in both Muay Thai and MMA.

But, it was revealed, Shlemenko earned just $20,000, while Manhoef took home $15,000.

The others:

Daniel Weichel: $32,000

Pat Curran: $20,000

Julia Budd: $24,000

Gabrielle Holloway: $6,000

Chris Honeycutt: $20,000

Clayton MacFarlane: $6,000

Emilio Chavez: $3,000

Art Arciniega: $2,000

Blake Watkins: $2,000

George Zuniga: $2,500

Paul Ruiz: $3,000

Nick Sperling: $1,000

Mason Fowler: $2,000

Marko Damiani: $1,000

Adam Piccolotti: $2,000

Andrew Ramm: $1,500

Jonathan Contrestano: $2,000

Ryan Tobar: $1,000

Nick Bustamante: $3,000

Luis Jauregui: $1,000

Cody Sons: $2,000

John Paul Elias: $1,000

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