Bellato 266: Yoel Romero vs Phil Davis Fight Purse, Payouts, Salaries, Fight Card

Former UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Yoel Romero will fight another UFC title contender Phil Davis at Bellator 266. The bout is set to begin at 9 PM ET and take place at SAP Center in San Jose, California.

After three consecutive UFC losses, Romero signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA in December 2020. However, he never appeared in any fight at Bellator after his contract. So, this light heavyweight bout will be his long-awaited debut. Yoel Romero was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson at Bellator 257.

It’s needless to say that Romero was one of the top fighters in UFC while Phil Davis is also a top fighter as he won the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion once. So, you can understand that there will be a reasonable amount of money on the purse.

Yoel Romero vs Phil Davis Fight Purse

Yoel Romero
Yoel Romero of Cuba reacts after his decision loss to Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Since, it is not a title fight, the fighters cannot expect a huge amount of purse at Bellator 266. However, the payout for the bouts is not public. So, we will give an estimation of the Romero vs Davis fight purse based on their earnings from the past fights.

Yoel Romero earned around $350,000 base salary in his last UFC fight against Israel Adesanya. And Romero’s average earning from the last few UFC fights was in between $150,000 to $250,000. Hence, it is expected that Romero will also earn around $100,000 to $150,000 at Bellator 266. However, Romero earned $70,000 in his UFC debut back in 2013.

On the other hand, Phil Davis’ usual earning from a regular Bellator fight is around $60,000 to $100,000. But this rises for the tile fights. So, according to the analysis he will earn around $100,000.

These are estimations. If we get to know the actual numbers, we will update it here.

Bellato 266 Fight Card

Main Card

  • Yoel Romero vs. Phil Davis; Light heavyweight
  • Neiman Gracie vs. Mark Lemminger; Welterweight
  • Alejandra Lara vs. DeAnna Bennett; Flyweight
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Saul Rogers; Lightweight
  • Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parris; Middleweight

Preliminary Card

  • Grant Neal vs. Alex Polizzi; Light Heavyweight
  • Khalid Murtazaliev vs. Anthony Adams; Middleweight
  • Abraham Vaesau vs. Albert Gonzales; Catchweight (175 lb)
  • Bobby Seronio III vs. Erick Gunha; Bantamweight
  • Rhalan Gracie vs. Shane Keefe; Welterweight
  • Eddie Abasolo vs. Art Hernandez; Catchweight (160 lb)
  • Edwin De Los Santos vs. Jon Adams; Flyweight
  • Jesse Delgado vs. Joshua Dillon; Catchweight (130 lb)

Yoel Romero Career Earning

OpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPerformance BonusSponsorshipTotal
Israel Adesanya3/7/2020UFC 248L$350,000$0$0$30,000$380,000
Paulo Costa8/17/2019UFC 241L$150,000$0$50,000$10,000$210,000
Robert Whittaker6/9/2018UFC 225L$280,000$0$0$10,000$290,000
Luke Rockhold2/10/2018UFC 221W$245,000$0$0$10,000$255,000
Robert Whittaker7/8/2017UFC 213L$350,000$0$50,000$30,000$430,000
Chris Weidman11/12/2016UFC 205W$130,000$30,000$50,000$5,000$215,000
Ronaldo Souza12/12/2015UFC 194W$125,000$25,000$0$5,000$155,000
Lyoto Machida6/27/2015UFC Fight Night: Machida vs RomeroW$33,000$33,000$50,000$20,000$136,000
Tim Kennedy9/27/2014UFC 178W$29,000$29,000$50,000$20,000$128,000
Brad Tavares4/19/2014UFC on Fox: Werdum vs BrowneW$25,000$25,000$0$20,000$70,000
Derek Brunson1/15/2014UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs PhillipouW$14,000$14,000$50,000$20,000$98,000
Ronny Markes11/6/2013UFC Fight for the Troops 3W$12,000$12,000$0$15,000$39,000
Clifford Starks4/20/2013UFC on Fox: Henderson vs MelendezW$10,000$10,000$50,000$15,000$85,000
Rafael Cavalcante9/10/2011Strikeforce: Barnett vs KharitonovL$10,000$0$0$10,000$20,000

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