UFC Fight Night 107 went down last night (Sat., March 18, 2017) live on Fight Pass from inside the O2 Arena in London, England, so now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 107 results and coverage click here.
Brad Pickett didn’t get to walk way from the fight game with a win, but he did score the highest sponsorship check from Reebok after getting knocked out by Marlon Vera (video highlights here), to the tune of $15,000. As for Vera, he collected just $2,500.
There were 11 fighters who tied for second highest payout at $5,000. Let’s see who they were, as well as the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Jimi Manuwa: $5,000 def. Corey Anderson: $5,000
Gunnar Nelson: $5,000 def. Alan Jouban: $5,000
Marlon Vera: $2,5000 def. Brad Pickett: $15,000
Arnold Allen: $2,5000 def. Makwan Amirkhani: $2,500
Joseph Duffy: $2,5000 def. Reza Madadi: $5,000
Francimar Barroso: $5,000 def. Darren Stewart $2,500
Timothy Johnson: $2,500 def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $5,000
Leon Edwards: $5,000 def. Vicente Luque $5,000
Marc Diakiese: $2,500 def. Teemu Packalen $2,500
Brad Scott: $5,000 def. Scott Askham $5,000
Lina Lansberg: $2,500 def. Lucie Pudilova $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.