Bellator 277 Salaries: AJ McKee, Patricio Pitbull Lead The Way With $250k Purses

Featherweight title headliners McKee and Pitbull will be the top earners along with Corey Anderson at Bellator 277 on Friday night.

Bellator 277 Salaries
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Three fighters are guaranteed to make six-figure purses at Bellator 277.

Bellator 277 takes place Friday night at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, United States. The headliner is a featherweight title rematch between current champion AJ McKee and Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire.

McKee and Freire are arguably two of the best fighters in the Bellator roster and they will be paid that way as well.

As per a list of disclosed salaries from California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster (via MMA Junkie), both fighters will take home guaranteed $250,000 with no win bonus.

Additionally, former UFC light heavyweight Corey Anderson will also be taking home a guaranteed $250,000 for his light heavyweight grand prix final matchup with current champion Vadim Nemkov.

Nemkov will make $80,000 with another $80,000 should he come out on top.

The winner of the grand prix will also take home an additional $1 million in prize money.

Full Bellator 277 salaries

The total payout for fighters at Bellator 277 is $1.378 million. 

You can find the full list below:

  • A.J. McKee: $250,000 (no win bonus)
  • Patricio Freire: $250,000 (no win bonus)
  • Vadim Nemkov: $80,000 to show + $80,000 to win
  • Corey Anderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
  • Aaron Pico: $75,000 (no win bonus)
  • Adli Edwards: $50,000 (no win bonus)
  • Tim Johnson: $75,000 (no win bonus)
  • Linton Vassell: $69,000 to show + $69,000 to win
  • Rakim Cleveland: $30,000 to show + $30,000 to win
  • Tyrell Fortune: $75,000 (no win bonus)
  • Rafael Carvalho: $30,000 to show + $30,000 to win
  • Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov: $35,000 to show + $35,000 to win
  • Gaston Bolanos: $35,000 to show + $35,000 to win
  • Daniel Carey: $12,000 to show + 12,000 to win
  • Kyle Crutchmer: $25,000 to show + $25,000 to win
  • Michael Lombardo: $20,000 to show + $20,000 to win
  • Calob Ramirez: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Bobby Seronio III: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Rhalen Gracie: $5,000 to show + $5,000 to win
  • Tyson Miller: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Edwin de los Santos: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Alberto Mendez: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Socrates Herandez: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Rogelio Luna: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Laird Anderson: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • JT Donaldson: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Alan Benson: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
  • Theo Haig: $2,000 to show + $2,000 to win
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