Reported payout The total disclosed payout for the event was $6,636,000.
A. J. McKee Men’s pound-for-pound Rank Fighter Record 1 A. J. McKee 18–0 2 Patricio Pitbull 32–5 3 Vadim Nemkov 14–2 4 Gegard Mousasi 48–7–2
Big names like Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko turned to the Bellator side rather than re-sign (or sign) with the UFC, lured by the promise of free-flowing sponsors and generally greater autonomy. To the UFC and its army of devotees, it’s nothing but blasphemy.
Bellator is a newcomer to the MMA scene (at least in comparison to the UFC). Founded in 2008 by American businessman Bjorn Rebney, the 13-year-old organization stands in the UFC’s massive shadow but has nonetheless managed to quickly grow into a large and respected MMA promotion in its own right.Jul 15, 2021
The difference between UFC and Bellator is in the roster of fighters competing in each of the two promotions. Both UFC and Bellator are MMA promotions, but they have different fighters signed. UFC is the best MMA promotion, while Bellator is the second.