UFC Fight Night 106 went down last night (Sat., March 11, 2017) live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil, so now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 106 results and coverage click here.
Vitor Belfort walked away with an event-high $20,000 sponsorship check from Reebok, despite getting knocked out by Kelvin Gastelum in the very first round (video highlights here). As for Kelvin, he took home $10,000 from the sports apparel giant in victory.
Also, Mauricio Rua walked away with a $15,000 check in sponsorship money after knocking out Gian Villante -- who earned $10,000 — in round number three (see it).
Take a look at the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Kelvin Gastelum: $10,000 def. Vitor Belfort: $20,000
Mauricio Rua: $15,000 def. Gian Villante: $10,000
Edson Barboza: $15,000 def. Beneil Dariush: $10,000
Ray Borg: $5,000 def. Jussier Formiga: $5,000
Bethe Correia: $5,000 vs. Marion Reneau: $5,000
Alex Oliveira: $5,000 def. Tim Means: $10,000
Kevin Lee: $5,000 def. Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000
Sergio Moraes: $5,000 def. Davi Ramos: $2,500
Joe Soto: $5,000 def. Rani Yahya: $15,000
Michel Prazeres: $5,000 def. Josh Burkman: $15,000
Jeremy Kennedy: $2,500 def. Rony Jason: $5,000
Paulo Borrachinha: $2,500 def. Garreth McLellan: $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.