Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action yesterday (Sat., June 10, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 110: ”Lewis vs. Hunt” which went down inside Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 110 results and coverage click here.
The biggest earners of the night was Ross Pearson, who took home an event-high $20,000 sponsorship despite getting knocked out by Dan Hooker (video highlights here), who banked just $5,000 from the sports apparel giant.
Event headliner Mark Hunt took home $10,000 after knocking out Derrick Lewis in the fourth round (see it). For his troubles, “Black Beast” also walked away with a $10,000 check from Reebok.
But that’s not all, let’s see all of the remaining payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Mark Hunt: $10,000 def. Derrick Lewis: $10,000
Derek Brunson: $10,000 def. Daniel Kelly: $5,000
Dan Hooker: $5,000 def. Ross Pearson: $20,000
Ion Cutelaba: $2,500 def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $2,500
Ben Nguyen: $2,500 def. Tim Elliott: $5,000
Alex Volkanovski: $2,500 def. Mizuto Hirota: $2,500
Vinc Pichel: $2,500 def. Damien Brown: $2,500
Luke Jumeau: $2,500 def. Dominique Steele: $2,500
John Moraga: $10,000 def. Ashkan Mokhtarian: $2,500
Zak Ottow: $2,500 def. Kiichi Kunimoto: $2,500
J.J. Aldrich: $2,500 def. Chanmi Jeon: $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.