UFC Fight Night 101 went down last night (Sat., Nov. 26, 2016) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 101: "Whittaker vs Brunson" results and play-by-play, click here.
One of the biggest sponsorship earners of the night was Derek Brunson, who took home a $10,000 check from Reebok after suffering a first-round technical knockout loss to Robert Whittaker in the headlining act (full video highlights here).
Kyle Noke also cashed in with a $10,000 check from the sports apparel giant, despite coming up short against Omari Akhmedov, in what proved to be the final fight of his mixed martial arts (MMA) arts career; announcing his retirement following his latest defeat.
But that's not all; take a look at the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Robert Whittaker: $5,000 def. Derek Brunson: $10,000
Andrew Holbrook: $2,500 def. Jake Matthews: $5,000
Omari Akhmedov: $5,000 def. Kyle Noke: $10,000
Alex Volkanovski: $2,500 def. Yusuke Kasuya: $2,500
Tyson Pedro: $2,500 def. Khalil Rountree: $2,500
Danielle Taylor: $2,500 def. Seo Hee Ham: $2,500
Daniel Kelly: $5,000 def. Chris Camozzi: $15,000
Damien Brown: $2,500 def. Jon Tuck: $5,000
Jonathan Meunier: $2,500 def. Richard Walsh: $5,000
Ben Nguyen: $2,500 def. Geana Herrera: $2,500
Jason Knight: $2,500 def. Dan Hooker: $5,000
Marlon Vera: $2,500 def. Ning Guangyou: $2,500
Jenel Lausa: $2,500 def. Yao Zhikui: $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.