The Soldier of God Yoel Romero made his Bellator debut at Bellator 266 in San Jose, California against former Bellator light-heavyweight world champion Phil Davis in a three-round main-event. Romero lost the fight via split decision after being dominated for the better part of the entire fight. Davis was able to use his grappling prowess to dominate Romero, who looked quite out of shape despite moving to the light-heavyweight division. In the past, Romero had expressed his concern about making the middleweight limit.
Yoel Romero suffered the fourth straight loss of his MMA career. Needless to say, it wasn’t the debut that a lot of fight fans expected. Yoel Romero was coming off a championship loss against Israel Adesanya from back at UFC 248. He was released by the UFC following the loss. Going into the fight, Romero had not competed for over a year. While it’s safe to say that he isn’t the same fighter he used to be, the 42-year old still looked absolute savage against a very dangerous opponent like Phil Davis.
How much did Yoel Romero make for Phil Davis bout at Bellator 266?
The disclosed Bellator 266 fight purses reveal that Yoel Romero took home a whopping $150,000 for his appearance against Phil Davis. Meanwhile, Davis took home $100,000 for the fight. Other notable UFC fighters competing in Bellator include Sergio Pettis.
Sergio Pettis, younger brother of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis currently reigns as the Bellator Bantamweight World Champion. He fought Juan Archuleta in a title fight back at Bellator 258 and took home a whopping $100,000 for the win. Another fighter who is doing incredibly well in the Bellator after leaving the UFC is Corey Anderson.
UFC gave me the career…Bellator gave me the life!!
In 2 fights 6 months with Bellator, I’ve made double of what I did in 15 fights (11 wins 2 bonuses) 7 years with UFC. Now I live and enjoy life to the fullest with my family everyday!
Let that marinate….#blessed #worth
— Corey ‘Overtime’ Anderson (@CoreyA_MMA) April 20, 2021
While it’s not sure how much exactly Corey Anderson has earned from his two-fight at Bellator, he claimed on Twitter that he has made more than what he made during his seven years with the UFC which included 11 wins, and 2 bonuses.