Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) with UFC Fight Night 141, which went down inside Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, airing live on UFC Fight Pass, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Longtime UFC veteran Alistair Overeem banked the biggest bucks from the sports apparel giant, cashing in with $15,000 after taking out Sergey Pavlovich in the very first round (recap here). Li Jingliang came in second with a $10,000 payday from Reebok following his win over David Zawada (video).
But that’s not all, take a look at the entire Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Francis Ngannou: $5,000 def. Curtis Blaydes: $5,000
Alistair Overeem: $15,000 def. Sergey Pavlovich: $3,500
Song Yadong: $3,500 def. Vince Morales: $3,500
Li Jingliang: $10,000 def. David Zawada: $3,500
Alex Morono: $5,000 def. Song Kenan: $3,500
Wu Yanan: $3,500 def. Lauren Mueller: $3,500
Rashad Coulter: $4,000 def. Hu Yaozong: $3,500
Weili Zhang: $3,500 def. Jessica Aguilar: $4,000
Liu Pingyuan: $3,500 def. Martin Day: $3,500
Yan Xiaonan: $3,500 def. Syuri Kondo: $3,500
Kevin Holland: $3,500 def. John Phillips: $3,500
Louis Smolka: $10,000 def. Su Mudaerji: $3,500
According to the 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.