Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action for UFC 215: “Nunes vs Shevchenko 2,” which went down last night (Sat., Sept. 9, 2017) inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest Reebok sponsorship pie.
Amanda Nunes was the biggest sponsorship earner of the night, as she earned an event high $40,000 from Reebok after defending her women’s Bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. As for “Bullet,” she walked away with an extra $30,000 bonus cash in defeat.
Rafael dos Anjos came in third best, as he will be cashing in on a $20,000 sponsorship check from Reebok after submitting Neil Magny.
Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Amanda Nunes: $40,000 def. Valentina Shevchenko: $30,000
Rafael dos Anjos: $20,000 def. Neil Magny: $15,000
Henry Cejudo: $5,000 def. Wilson Reis: $5,000
Ilir Latifi: $5,000 def. Tyson Pedro: $2,500
Jeremy Stephens: $20,000 def. Gilbert Melendez: $5,000
Ketlen Vieira: $2,500 def. Sara McMann: $5,000
Sarah Moras: $2,500 def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $2,500
Rick Glenn: $2,500 def. Gavin Tucker: $2,500
Alex White: $5,000 def. Mitch Clarke: $5,000
Arjan Bhullar: $2,500 def. Luis Henrique: $2,500
Kajan Johnson: $2,500 def. Adriano Martins: $5,000
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.