Bellator 268 salaries: Champ Vadim Nemkov ($250k) earns top payout


Bellator light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov retained his title and advanced to the finals of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix at Bellator 268. He also took home the fight card’s biggest payday.

According to salaries released by the Arizona Department of Gaming, which oversaw the Oct. 16 event in Phoenix, Nemkov earned a disclosed $250,000 for his stoppage win over Julius Anglickas at Footprint Center. The Russian champ will face Corey Anderson, who in the co-main stopped heavyweight champ Ryan Bader, in the grand prix finals.

Nemkov was one of five fighters to take home six-figure payouts from the event. The salaries, which do not include discretionary or sponsorship bonuses, were first reported by MMA Junkie.

Here is the full list of salaries from Bellator 268.

Main Card

Vadim Nemkov ($175,000 + $75,000 win bonus = $250,000) def. Julias Anglickas ($150,000)

Corey Anderson ($100,000 + $100,000 win bonus = $200,000) def. Ryan Bader ($150,000)

Brent Primus ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Benson Henderson ($150,000)

Henry Corrales ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Vladyslav Parubchenko ($10,000)

Preliminary Card

Karl Albrektsson ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov ($70,000)

Mukhamed Berkhamov ($30,000 + $30,000 win bonus = $60,000) def. Jaleel Willis ($24,000)

Nick Browne ($18,000 + $18,000 win bonus + $1,200 = $36,000) def. Bobby Lee ($9,600)*

Javier Torres ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000) def. Gregory Millard ($13,000)

Sumiko Inaba ($5,000 + $5,000 win bonus = $10,000) def. Randi Field ($4,000)

Lance Gibson Jr. ($7,000 + $7,000 win bonus = $14,000) def. Raymond Pina ($3,000)

Jaylon Bates ($20,000 + no win bonus = $20,000) def. Raphael Montini ($2,500)

Sullivan Cauley ($4,000 + $4,000 win bonus = $8,000) def. Deon Clash ($2,000)

Maria Henderson vs. Collette Santiago was an amateur contest.

* Browne received $1,200 and Lee’s purse was deducted $2,400 for Lee missing weight



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