Cris Cyborg put on a stellar performance to defeat Julia Budd at Bellator 238, but she didn't stand atop of the disclosed fighter payroll… the former Bellator champion did.
Cyborg was masterful in her victory over Budd. Though it was a fairly even first round, Budd frequently using her strength to put Cyborg's back along the fence, it didn't take long for the former UFC featherweight champion to take control of the fight.
Picking Budd apart with her vast arsenal of strikes, Cyborg eventually landed the brutal body shot that sent the Bellator champion crumbling to the canvas in the fourth round.
With the victory, Cyborg became the first fighter in history to win championships under the Bellator, UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC banners, achieving her self-proclaimed Grand Slam status.
Budd, however, was the fighter that sat atop the Bellator 238 fighter salaries with a $350,000 payday. Cyborg's disclosed pay was $250,000.
The figures in the reported Bellator 238 fighter salaries below represent the disclosed payroll submitted to the California State Athletic Commission. Any other discretionary bonuses, pay-per-view points, etc., are not disclosed to the regulatory body and are not included here.
Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg took place on Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
(Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA)
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