A thrilling UFC Fight Night 80 mixed martial arts (MMA) event went down last night (Thurs., Dec. 10, 2015) inside "The Chelsea" at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. And now it's time to check out which combatants went home with the biggest share of Reebok sponsorship money.
For complete UFC Fight Night 80 "Namajunas vs. VanZant" live results and play-by-play, click HERE.
Jim Miller -- one half of the co-main event -- took home the largest paycheck, as the New Jersey native pocketed $20,000 from the sport's apparel outfitter. His Octagon dance partner, Michael Chiesa, tallied $5,000, following his rear-naked choke finish.
To read a full recap of that fight click here.
In the night's headliner, both Rose Namajunas and Paige VanZant scraped the bottom of the barrel and were awarded $2,500 apiece for their "Fight of the Night" efforts. To watch Namajunas vs. VanZant full fight video highlights click here.
Let's take a look at the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Rose Namajunas: $2,500 def. Paige VanZant: $2,500
Michael Chiesa: $5,000 def. Jim Miller: $20,000
Sage Northcutt: $2,500 def. Cody Pfister: $2,500
Thiago "Marreta" Santos: $2,500 def. Elias Theodorou: $2,500
Tim Means: $10,000 def. John Howard: $10,000
Sergio Moraes: $2,500 def. Omari Akhmedov: $2,500
Antonio Carlos Junior: $2,500 vs. Kevin Casey: $2,500
Aljamain Sterling: $2,500 def. Johnny Eduardo: $2,500
Santiago Ponzinibbio: $2,500 vs. Andreas Stahl: $2,500
Danny Roberts: $2,500 def. Nathan Coy: $2,500
Zubaira Tukhugov: $2,500 def. Phillipe Nover: $2,500
Kailin Curran: $2,500 def. Emily Kagan: $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.