UFC 204 went down last night (Sat., Oct. 8, 2016) inside Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 204: "Bisping vs. Henderson 2" results and play-by-play, click here.
The biggest sponsorship owner of the night was Michael Bisping, who earned a $40,000 check after defending his title for the first time against Dan Henderson in the main event of the evening (full video highlights here). "Hendo," meanwhile, cashed in a $30,000 check for his services.
Also, Vitor Belfort came in third with a $20,000 sponsorship check from Reebok while Gegard Mousasi clocked in with $15,000.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Michael Bisping: $40,000 def. Dan Henderson: $30,000
Gegard Mousasi: $10,000 def. Vitor Belfort: $20,000
Jimi Manuwa: $5,000 def. Ovince Saint Preux: $10,000
Stefan Struve: $15,000 def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $5,000
Mirsad Bektic: $2,500 def. Russell Doane: $5,000
Iuri Alcantara: $10,000 def. Brad Pickett: $15,000
Damian Stasiak: $2,500 def. Davey Grant: $2,500
Leon Edwards: $5,000 def. Albert Tumenov: $5,000
Marc Diakiese: $2,500 def. Lukasz Sajewski: $2,500
Mike Perry: $2,500 def. Danny Roberts: $2,500
Leonardo Santos: $5,000 def. Adriano Martins: $5,000
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.