Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action yesterday (Sat., June 17, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 111: ”Holm vs. Correia” which went down inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 111 coverage, including play-by-play, click here
The biggest earner of the night was Andrei Arlovski, who took home an event-high $20,000 sponsorship despite coming up short against Marcin Tybura (video highlights here), who banked just $2,500 from the sports apparel giant.
Rafael dos Anjos also earned a cool $20,000 sponsorship check after he defeated Tarec Saffiedine in what marked his Welterweight debut, while event headliners Holly Holm and Bethe Correia only managed to score $5,000 from Reebok.
But that’s not all, let’s see all of the remaining payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Holly Holm: $5,000 def. Bethe Correia: $5,000
Marcin Tybura: $2,500 def. Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
Colby Covington: $5,000 def. Dong Hyun Kim: $15,000
Rafael dos Anjos: $20,000 def. Tarec Saffiedine: $5,000
Jon Tuck: $5,000 def. Takanori Gomi: $10,000
Walt Harris: $5,000 def. Cyril Asker: $2,500
Alex Caceres: $15,000 def. Rolando Dy: $2,500
Ulka Sasaki: $5,000 def. Justin Scoggins: $5,000
Li Jingliang: $5,000 def. Frank Camacho: $2,500
Russell Doane: $5,000 def. Kwan Ho Kwak: $2,500
Naoki Inoue: $2,500 def. Carls John de Tomas: $2,500
Lucie Pudilova: $2,500 def. Ji Yeon Kim: $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.