UFC on FOX 19 went down last night (Sat., April 16, 2016) inside the Amalie, Arena in Tampa, Florida, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Rashad Evans was one of the biggest financial winners of the night, as he took home one of three $15,000 checks from Reebok following his loss to Glover Teixeira (See it again here).
Longtime veteran Cub Swanson was also one of the big winners, as he took home a $15,000 check, as well, after he defeated Hacran Dias (recap). Manny Gamburyan rounded out the trio of top earners with his own $15,000 check.
Check out the rest of the payouts via MMA Junkie:
Glover Teixeira: $5,000 def. Rashad Evans: $15,000
Rose Namajunas: $2,500 def. Tecia Torres: $2,500
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $5,000 def. Darrell Horcher: $2,500
Cub Swanson: $15,000 def. Hacran Dias: $5,000
Michael Chiesa: $5,000 def. Beneil Dariush: $5,000
Raquel Pennington: $5,000 def. Bethe Correia: $2,500
Santiago Ponzinibbio: $5,000 def. Court McGee: $5,000
Michael Graves: $2,500 def. Randy Brown: $2,500
John Dodson: $5,000 def. Manny Gamburyan: $15,000
Cezar Ferreira: $5,000 def. Oluwale Bamgbose: $2,500
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $2,500 def. Omari Akhmedov: $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.