Bellator 296 is the American MMA promotion’s next big event. Read to learn in-depth details about the Bellator 296 purse and payout distribution information listed in the article.
The upcoming major MMA event is announced this Friday, May 12th in France. Featuring 14 total fights, it will take place at the Accor Arena in Paris. Four of these fights will be on the main card. Meanwhile, the rest of the 10 fights will be under the preliminary card.
The title fight of the event’s main card will feature Gegard Mousasi and Fabian Edwards. They will face one another for the first time in the Bellator Middleweight title elimination round. Additionally, Brent Primus and Mansour Barnaoui will face each other for the co-main card fight.
The event is announced to be an online distribution-only event. As such it will only be available through Showtime subscription. However, the preliminary fights will be available to watch via YouTube from anywhere for free.
Bellator 296: Purse and Payout:
Any official announcement on the full purse pool details for Bellator 296 is yet to be published. However, the reported prize pool for the upcoming title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Fabian Edwards is around $450k. There will be an additional fight week incentive and a win bonus.
More details on the purse distribution of this main card bout are given below –
How much will Gegard Mousasi earn?
Gegard Mousasi is an MMA professional from the Netherlands. The former Bellator Middleweight titleholder currently holds a professional record of 49 wins and 8 losses. In his most recent fight, he lost his title against Johnny Elben.
Mousasi will earn a $300,000 purse from the upcoming Friday fight. There will also be an additional fight week incentive. If he manages to win the bout, the Dutch fighter is expected to bag over $400,000 from the event.
How much will Fabian Edwards earn?
Fabian Edwards is an English professional mixed martial artist. The rising star of Bellator’s middleweight division holds a career record of 11 wins and 2 losses. He won against Charlie Ward in his most recent fight in 2022.
Edwards will earn $150,000 guaranteed purse from the bout. With additional sponsorship pay, his earning is expected to reach $300,000, considering he wins the bout.
Gegard Mousasi Net Worth:
Gegard Mousasi’s net worth is $5 million in 2023. The majority of his income is from Mousasi’s professional career at the UFC and Bellator.
Fabian Edwards Net Worth:
Fabian Edwards has a net worth is expected around $1 million. Most of his current income details are kept private.