Bellator Dublin Payouts: Who’s Getting Paid What in Ireland?



Bellator Dublin Payouts: Who’s Getting Paid What in Ireland?

The Bellator Championship Series arrives in Dublin this weekend and has a fight card brimming with potential firecrackers. The main event of the night will put the welterweight title on the line as champion Jason Jackson defends against undefeated Ramazan Kuramagomedov. Let’s have a look at all the available information about the Bellator Dublin payouts before the big night in the Irish capital. 

Bellator Fighter Pay: What Will Jackson and Kuramagomedov Be Paid at Bellator Dublin?

At Bellator 283, Jason Jackson earned a significant payday of $191,000 for his victory over former champion Douglas Lima, who received a guaranteed $100,000. He can expect a higher UFC fighter pay amount on Saturday night as he attempts to fend off title chasing Ramazan Kuramagomedov.

Riding an eight-fight win streak, Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson looks to extend his reign against his toughest challenge yet. He previously dominated former PFL champion Ray Cooper III at PFL vs Bellator earlier this year. 

Now, he faces the undefeated Russian wrecking machine Ramazan Kuramagomedov.  Kuramagomedov joined Bellator last year and wasted no time, scoring two stoppage victories to bring his perfect record to a daunting 12-0.

We expect Bellator Dublin payouts to follow the trends of recent Bellator payouts, so the Jackson vs Kuramagomedov purse could be somewhere around the $500k mark. 

As the defending champion, Kuramagomedov should receive the highest split of the Bellator Dublin payouts. We predict Kuramagomedov will walk away with as much as $300k after the fight. 

Bellator bonuses could make the deal even sweeter for the Jamaican fighter. It’s nothing as crazy as the $750k windfall he enjoyed in Riyadh for his PFL vs Bellator outing, but it will still be a big lucrative night for “The Ass-Kicking Machine”.

While Jackson's win streak has likely boosted his Bellator prize money significantly, Kuramagomedov, the undefeated challenger, will still be looking to secure a hefty chunk of the Bellator Dublin prize money. Jackson will receive a smaller share, but it should be no less than $200k. 

Bellator Dublin Payouts: What Can the Rest of the Card Expect?

A lightweight encounter between Paul Hughes and Bobby King will also be part of the main event offering at Bellator Dublin. 

Hughes, who will be looking for his sixth successive win, could make $100k from the fight, while King is likely to receive a Bellator fighter pay check worth $50k. 

We will also be treated with a featherweight firefight that has been seven years in the brewing! 

After a 14-month absence, veteran featherweight Arlene Blencowe (15-10 MMA, 8-6 Bellator) steps back into the Bellator cage for a long-awaited rematch with Sinead Kavanagh (9-6 MMA, 6-6 Bellator). 

Blencowe will get roughly $60k from the fight, while Kavanagh takes home around $40k. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (7-0) vs Dalton Rosta (8-1) and Kasum Kasumov (15-1) vs Matheus Mattos (14-2-1) will complement the fight card. 

Here are our expected Bellator payouts for the Bellator Dublin main card: 

  • Paul Hughes – $100k
  • Bobby King – $50k
  • Arlene Blencowe – $60k
  • Sinead Kavanagh – $40k
  • Dalton Rosta – $60k
  • Norbert Novenyi Jr – $40k
  • Kasum Kasumov – $60k
  • Matheus Mattos – $40k 


Bren Gray is our resident Kiwi, and has been writing about sports since he could first string words together. He first fell in love with boxing when David Tua took on Lennox Lewis in 2000, and hasn't looked back since.