Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action for UFC Fight Night 118: “Cerrone vs. Till,” which went down yesterday (Oct. 21, 2017) inside Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest Reebok sponsorship pie.
Donald Cerrone was the biggest sponsorship earner of the night, bringing in $20,000 following his first round knockout loss to Darren Till, who brought it a whopping $2,500 from the sports apparel giant.
There were plenty of $2,500 payouts, which means UFC FIght Night 118 was one of the lowest sponsorship-earning events of the year.
Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Darren Till: $2,500 def. Donald Cerrone: $20,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $5,000 def. Jodie Esquibel: $2,500
Jan Blachowicz: $5,000 def. Devin Clark: $2,500
Oskar Piechota: $2,500 def. Jonathan Wilson: $2,500
Marcin Held: $2,500 def. Nasrat Haqparast: $2,500
Brian Kelleher: $2,500 def. Damian Stasiak: $2,500
Ramazan Emeev: $2,500 def. Sam Alvey: $10,000
Andre Fili: $5,000 def. Artem Lobov: $5,000
Warlley Alves: $5,000 def. Salim Touahri: $2,500
Aspen Ladd: $2,500 def. Lina Lansberg: $2,500
Josh Emmett: $2,500 def. Felipe Arantes: $10,000
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.