On October 1st, Bellator 286 took place in California, United States. Two of the top featherweights competed for the undisputed Bellator Featherweight Championship, Patricio Pittbull and Dám Borics headline the event.
A. J. McKee, a former Bellator champion, comes back for the evening’s co-main event. He will compete in a catchweight match against Spike Carlyle.
Although Bellator was back this weekend with another event, which is great news for MMA fans. However, post-Bellator 286, let’s look at the fighters’ purses, payouts, and wages.
These numbers do not reflect a fighter’s overall earnings as sponsorship payments and other sources of revenue are not made public.
Patricio Pittbull ($150,000 + no win bonus = $150,000) vs. Adam Borics ($100,000)
A.J. McKee ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Spike Carlyle ($50,000)
Jeremy Kennedy ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000) def. Aaron Pico ($100,000)
Juan Archuleta ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Enrique Barzola ($31,000)
Bobby Seronio III ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) vs. Miguel Peimbert ($3,000)
Islam Mamedov ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000) vs. Nick Browne ($24,000)
Jay Jay Wilson ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) vs. Vladimir Tokov ($23,000)
Khalid Murtazaliev ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Khadzhimurat Bestaev ($13,000)
Sumiko Inaba ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) vs. Nadine Mandiau ($3,000)
Weber Almeida ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) vs. Ryan Lilley ($5,000)
Lance Gibson Jr. ($15,000 + no win bonus = $15,000) vs. Dominic Clark ($7,000)
Cee Jay Hamilton ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) vs. Richard Palencia ($15,000)
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) October 2, 2022
Here are few fan reactions of the same:
Bellator makes around 60 million a year the ufc makes 1 billion a year so bellator gives fighters a better share of money also bellator let’s them have sponsors
— Femikoea (@andrewhite99) October 2, 2022
Analysis of Bellator 286 card
At Bellator 286 on Saturday night, Pitbull successfully completed the first title defence of his third reign as the featherweight champion against Adam Borics. Patricio Pitbull lived up to his title as the best in the world after his impressive victory.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 2, 2022
Patricio Pitbull won all three scorecards by various margins of 48-47, 49-46, and 50-45. The champion won the unanimous decision thanks to his mastery of distance, power punches, and dominance of the grappling exchanges.
In the remaining bouts of the co-main, the results were as follows:-
via unanimous decision
via first-round TKO
Juan Archuleta def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision
Bobby Seronio III def. Miguel Peimbert via unanimous decision
Islam Mamedov def. Nick Browne via unanimous decision
Jay Jay Wilson def. Vladimir Tokov via split decision
Khalid Murtazaliev def. Khadzhimurat Bestaev via second-round TKO
Sumiko Inaba def. Nadine Mandiau via unanimous decision
Weber Almeida def. Ryan Lilley via split decision
Lance Gibson def. Dominic Clark via first-round submission
Cee Jay Hamilton def. Richard Palencia via first-round TKO
The event was a great success and definitely an enjoyable one. Any MMA fan would be delighted to see Bellator be back with an amazing card and only hope for even better ones in the near future.