Chandler earned $95,000, but missed out on what would have been a $95,000 win bonus. As for Alvarez, he earned $80,000 plus an $80,000 win bonus.
Those salaries do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. They also do not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
Chandler vs Alvarez II lived up to the hype, as both men left it all out in the cage until they were bruised and bloodied.
After a close first round that Chandler eked out, Alvarez fired back with a nice second frame that could have been decided either way.
Alvarez clearly won the third round, by delivering a flurry of body shots and spinning back fists.
In round four, Chandler landed a gorgeous flying knee that momentarily rocked Alvarez.
The round ended with Chandler on top, and he clearly won that round.
So it all came down to the fifth frame, with Alvarez and Chandler tied at 2-all heading into the final round.
Chandler's left eye was completely swollen shut heading into the final round, and Alvarez took full advantage by peppering away with right hooks.
Alvarez came close to pulling off a rear-naked choke midway through the final frame, but Chandler spun out of it and managed to hang in until the final bell sounded.
Some of the fans in attendance for Bellator 106 were booing when it was announced that Alvarez had won the promotion's lightweight belt, but that was because they felt Chandler did enough to earn the victory.
It's unlikely that they were booing because they thought the fight was boring in any way. Chandler vs Alvarez II was an exciting fight, and one would have to guess they will square off again sometime down the road.
Since Chandler beat Alvarez in 2011 and the latter took home the win this time around, it only makes sense to have them duke it out one more time in a trilogy fight.