UFC 207 went down last night (Fri., Dec. 30, 2016) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 20: "Nunes vs. Rousey" results and play-by-play, click here.
Amanda Nunes took home one of the biggest Reebok checks to the tune of $40,000 after defeating Ronda Rousey via technical knockout in the very first round (see it again here). For her efforts, "Rowdy" took home $30,000.
Dominick Cruz also earned a $40,000 sponsorship check despite losing his title to Cody Garbrandt -- who earned $30,000 in victory -- in a thrilling five-round back-and-forth brawl (see their fight here).
See the rest of the payouts via MMA Junkie:
Amanda Nunes: $40,000 def. Ronda Rousey: $30,000
Cody Garbrandt: $30,000 def. Dominick Cruz: $40,000
T.J. Dillashaw: $10,000 def. John Lineker: $10,000
Dong Hyun Kim: $15,000 def. Tarec Saffiedine: $5,000
Ray Borg: $5,000 def. Louis Smolka: $5,000
Neil Magny: $15,000 def. Johny Hendricks: $15,000
Antonio Carlos Junior: $5,000 def. Marvin Vettori: $2,500
Alex Garcia: $5,000 def. Mike Pyle: $15,000
Niko Price: $2,500 def. Brandon Thatch: $5,000
Tim Means: $10,000 fought to a no contest with Alex Oliveira: $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.