Bellator MMA vs Rizin FF: Purse, Payout, and Salaries

For the final day of the year 2022, Bellator MMA and Rizin FF are joining for an exciting mixed martial arts event in Japan. Titled “Bellator MMA vs Rizin FF”, it will be the first official crossover between these two popular MMA promotion organizations.


Bellator MMA vs Rizin FF have announced 5 main card bouts. Their title bouts will feature AJ McKee from Bellator MMA and Roberto de Souza from Rizin FF. This will be their first official face-off in the cage.

In addition to the exciting title bout, the event will also feature a co-main bout between Patricio Pitbull of Bellator side and Kleber Koike Erbst from Rizin side. The event will be held in the Saitama prefecture of Japan.

The article will provide you with the latest information related to parse, payout, and salary details of the upcoming Bellator and Rizin crossover MMA event.

Bellator MMA vs Rizin FF: Purse and Payout:

Neither Bellator nor Rizin promotions reveal any information related to the purse details before their event’s initiation. However, the reported purse pool amount has been announced around $250,000 for the upcoming event’s title bout of McKee vs Souza. More details about purse and payout information of this title events are analyzed below –

How much will AJ McKee earn?

In his upcoming bout, Crawford is announced to earn $1 million guaranteed purse. Additionally, he will earn 70% of the PPV sale. Therefore, considering fight week incentive, his total earning is expected to cross $3 million. This however is taking in mind that PPV sale reaches the expected count.

In the upcoming Bellator MMA vs Rizin FF event, his bout reportedly features a $250,000 purse money. Following the fight, he will receive a $150,000 guaranteed purse from the purse pool. If he manages to snatch the win, it will be doubled down to around $300,000. However, McKee will not receive any extra PPV shares, as the event isn’t PPV exclusive.

How much will Roberto de Souza earn?

Roberto de Souza is the current lightweight champion of Rizin FF. He has successfully earned the title from defeating Tofiq Musayev in June of 2021. This earned him a prize money of ¥10,000,000. This was equivalent to $90,000. Following this, he successfully defended his title twice.

From the $250,000 purse pool of the upcoming McKee vs Souza bout, Souza is expected to earn $100,000 as guaranteed payment. Which will increase to $250,000 if he wins the bout. But there will be no additional PPV share or fight week incentive for the Japanese fighter.

AJ McKee Net Worth:

In 2022, AJ McKee’s net worth is over $1 million. He earned majority of this from his successful career at the Bellator MMA promotions.

Roberto de Souza Net Worth:

Roberto de Souza’s net worth is around $500,000 in 2022. He is the present Rizin FF lightweight champion and a former professional Jiu-jitsu champion.

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