Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last Sat. night (July 28, 2018) with UFC on FOX 30 from inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, airing live and free on FOX, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest piece of the Reebok pie.
Dustin Poirier picked up one of the three $20,000 checks dished out but the sneaker and apparel giant after he knocked out Eddie Alvarez ($5,000) in the main event of the evening (see it again here).
Jose Aldo picked up a huge win by finishing Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event (highlights), and “Junior” also took home a big sponsorship check to the tune of $20,000. “Lil Heathen’” also banked $20,000 in defeat.
But that’s not all. Take a look at the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Dustin Poirier: $20,000 def. Eddie Alvarez: $5,000
Jose Aldo: $15,000 def. Jeremy Stephens: $20,000
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $10,000 def. Tecia Torres: $5,000
Alexander Hernandez: $3,500 def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $5,000
Jordan Mein: $10,000 def. Alex Morono: $5,000
Hakeem Dawodu: $3,500 def. Austin Arnett: $3,500
Islam Makhachev: $5,000 def. Kajan Johnson: $5,000
Ion Cutelaba: $4,000 def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov: $3,500
John Makdessi: $10,000 def. Ross Pearson: $20,000
Katlyn Chookagian: $4,000 def. Alexis Davis: $10,000
Dustin Ortiz: $10,000 def. Matheus Nicolau: $4,000
Nina Ansaroff: $4,000 def. Randa Markos: $5,000
Devin Powell: $3,500 def. Alvaro Herrera: $4,000
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.