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Bellator 266 salaries: Yoel Romero leads all fighters despite loss to Phil Davis in main event

Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Yoel Romero may have suffered a loss in his Bellator debut but he still went home with the biggest paycheck out of all the fighters on the card.

The former UFC title contender dropped a split decision to Phil Davis in the Bellator 266 main event but his salary was unaffected by the outcome. According to the salaries for the event released by the California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, Romero earned a flat $150,000 fee for his fight against Davis.

It was Romero’s first appearance for the Viacom-owned promotion after exiting the UFC last year.

As for Davis, he was tied for the second highest paid fighter on the card after he earned $100,000 for his win over Romero. Davis also earned a flat fee for his performance without any win bonus being added.

Neiman Gracie also went home with a $100,000 payday for his stunning knockout over Mark Lemminger as the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace showed off his powerful hands to get the win. Gracie did not receive a win bonus for his fight.

Further down the card, Ben Parrish earned $20,000 for his shocking upset victory with a knockout over highly touted Bellator prospect Christian Edwards. Parrish made $10,000 to show with another $10,000 for the victory.

Here are the full salaries for Bellator 266 per the California State Athletic Commissions. As always, these figures are only the salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect any additional bonuses paid to the fighters from the promotion.

Yoel Romero: $150,000

Phil Davis: $100,000

Neiman Gracie: $100,000

DeAnna Bennett: $38,600 — $27,000 to show, $17,000 to win minus $5,400 for missing weight

Alejandra Lara: $27,700 — $25,000 to show plus $2,700 penalty from Bennett missing weight.

Saul Rogers: $80,000 — $40,000 to show, $40,000 to win

Georgi Karakhanyan: $35,000

Ben Parrish: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Christian Edwards: $30,000

Alex Polizzi: $36,000 — $18,000 to show, $18,000 to win

Grant Neal: $16,000

Anthony Adams: $40,000 — $20,000 to show, $20,000 to win

Khalid Murtazaliev: $33,000

Bobby Seronio III: $3,000 — $1,500 to show, $1,500 to win

Socrates Hernandez: $2,000

Abraham Vaesau: $6,000 — $3,000 to show, $3,000 to win

Albert Gonzalez: $3,000

Shane Keefe: $3,000 — $1,500 to show, $1,500 to win

Rhalan Gracie: $5,000

Edwin De Los Santos: $3,000 — $1,500 to show, $1,500 to win

Jonathan Adams: $1,500

Jesse Delgado: $4,000 — $2,000 to show, $2,000 to win

Joshua Dillon: $2,000

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