UFC Fight Night 83 went down last night (Sun., Feb. 22, 2016) inside the CONSOL Energy Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 83: "Cerrone vs. Oliveira" results and coverage of all the night's action click here.
The biggest sponsorship earner of the night was Donald Cerrone, who walked away with a $20,000 check from the sports apparel giant after choking out Alex Oliveira in the very first round during the main event of the evening.
Hopefully he gets to keep all of it this time around.
Derek Brunson, Chris Camozzi, and Joe Riggs each earned a $10,000 sponsorship check, while 16 of the 26 combatants only managed to get $2,500, which leads to one of the lowest totals since the partnership began in 2015.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Donald Cerrone: $20,000 def. Alex Oliveira: $2,500
Derek Brunson: $10,000 def. Roan Carneiro: $5,000
Dennis Bermudez: $10,000 def. Tatsuya Kawajiri: $5,000
Cody Garbrandt: $2,500 def. Augusto Mendes: $2,500
Chris Camozzi: $10,000 def. Joe Riggs: $10,000
James Krause: $5,000 def. Shane Campbell: $2,500
Sean Strickland: $2,500 def. Alex Garcia: $2,500
Oluwale Bamgbose: $2,500 def. Daniel Sarafian: $5,000
Anthony Smith: $5,000 def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco: $2,500
Nathan Coy: $2,500 def. Jonavin Webb: $2,500
Ashlee Evans-Smith: $2,500 def. Marion Reneau: $2,500
Lauren Murphy: $2,500 def. Kelly Faszholz: $2,500
Shamil Abdurakhimov: $2,500 def. Anthony Hamilton: $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.