Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 123 which took place inside Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California and now it’s time to see who walked away with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Despite coming up short against Brain Ortega, Cub Swanson walked away with the biggest sponsorship check, as he scored $20,000 from the sports apparel giant. As for Ortega, he took home $5,000 from Reebok.
Speaking of which, there were plenty of $5,000 and $2,500 checks to give around on a card that lacked star power that demands big payouts, or a title fight. Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Brian Ortega: $5,000 def. Cub Swanson: $20,000
Gabriel Benitez: $5,000 def. Jason Knight: $5,000
Marlon Moraes: $2,500 def. Aljamain Sterling: $5,000
Scott Holtzman: $5,000 def. Darrell Horcher: $2,500
Eryk Anders: $2,500 def. Markus Perez: $2,500
Benito Lopez: $2,500 def. Albert Morales: $2,500
Alexis Davis: $5,000 def. Liz Carmouche: $5,000
Andre Soukhamthath: $2,500 def. Luke Sanders: $2,500
Alex Perez: $2,500 def. Carls John de Tomas: $2,500
Frankie Saenz: $5,000 def. Merab Dvalishvili: $2,500
Alejandro Perez: $5,000 def. Iuri Alcantara: $15,000
Davi Ramos: $2,500 def. Chris Gruetzemacher: $2,500
Trevin Giles: $2,500 def. Antonio Braga Neto: $2,500
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.