Final Bellator 106 salaries: Eddie Alvarez tops payroll with $160K
Eddie Alvarez was the big winner at Saturday's Bellator 106 event – both in the cage, as well as in the pocketbooks.
On Saturday MMAjunkie.com obtained the list of disclosed paydays prior to the event, which aired on Spike TV from Long Beach Arena in California.
The final disclosed payroll for the card was $551,500.
While Alvarez earned the top overall payday with $160,000, Joe Riggs actually earned the biggest win bonus. He earned $5,000 to show, but by defeating Mike Bronzoulis in the "Fight Master" tournament final, he pocketed an additional $95,000 as a win bonus...
Bellator 106 weigh-in results: All six title fighters on mark and official
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
-Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5) - for lightweight title
-Muhammed Lawal (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4) - for interim light heavyweight title
-Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Daniel Straus (144.2) - for featherweight title
-Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7) - "Fight Master" tourney final
-Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
-Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6)
-Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano "Soldier Boy" Souza (171)
-Brandon Halsey (203.8) vs. Hector Ramirez (205)
-Mike Guymon (155.8) vs. Aaron Miller (156)
-Joe Camacho (150)* vs. Cleber Luciano (149)**
-Darren Smith (155) vs. Josh Smith (155.5)
* Camacho was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds.
** Luciano was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds.
Report: Aleksandra Albu Injured, Out of UFC Debut Against Julie Kedzie
You may remember Aleksandra Albu as the recent UFC signee with the suspicious record and tight body who was supposed to fight Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33 in December. Unfortunately, the Russian striker might not be gracing us with her presence quite yet. According to an SI.com report (which cites…nobody), Albu has withdrawn from the matchup due an unspecified injury. Cat scratch fever, perhaps.