UFC Fight Night 95 went down last night (Sat., Sept. 24, 2016) inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, and now it’s time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 95: “Cyborg vs. Lansberg” results and play-by-play, click here.
Roy Nelson was the biggest earner of the night, as he walked away with a $15,000 sponsorship check from the sports apparel giant for his second-round knockout win over Antonio Silva (see it again here). As for “Bigfoot,” he earned $10,000 check from Reebok.
Even headliners Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg managed to walk away with a whopping $2,500 a piece. Take a look at the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Cristiane Justino: $2,500 def. Lina Lansberg: $2,500
Renan Barao: $10,000 def. Phillipe Nover: $5,000
Roy Nelson: $15,000 def. Antonio Silva: $10,000
Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000 def. Paul Felder: $5,000
Eric Spicely: $2,500 def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $5,000
Godofredo Pepey: $5,000 def. Mike De La Torre: $5,000
Michel Prazeres: $5,000 def. Gilbert Burns: $5,000
Rani Yahya: $10,000 def. Michinori Tanaka: $2,500
Jussier Formiga: $5,000 def. Dustin Ortiz: $5,000
Erick Silva: $10,000 def. Luan Chagas: $2,500
Alan Patrick: $2,500 def. Stevie Ray: $2,500
Vicente Luque: $2,500 def. Hector Urbina: $2,500
Gregor Gillespie: $2,500 def. Glaico Franca: $2,500
So, how are payouts determined?
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner… well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC, not Reebok.
According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That’s a great way for the Internet “morons” to help the cause.