Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back at it again last Saturday night (Jan. 19, 2019) with the UFC on ESPN+ 1: “Cejudo vs Dillashaw” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Headlining the event was a Flyweight title fight that saw division champion, Henry Cejudo, knockout out Bantamweight kingpin, T.J. Dillashaw, via 32-second knockout (see it). For their efforts, both men each took home $40,000 in sponsorship money.
Also going home with a fat sponsorship check was Donald Cerrone, who scored a $20,000 payday from Reebok, adding to his already-impressive bankroll he collected on Saturday for knocking out Alexander Hernandez.
But, that’s not all! Take a look at the entire Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie):
Henry Cejudo: $40,000 def. T.J. Dillashaw: $40,000
Allen Crowder: $3,500 def. Greg Hardy: $3,500
Gregor Gillespie: $5,000 def. Yancy Medeiros: $10,000
Joseph Benavidez: $20,000 def. Dustin Ortiz: $10,000
Paige VanZant: $5,000 def. Rachael Ostovich: $3,500
Glover Teixeira: $15,000 def. Karl Roberson: $4,000
Donald Cerrone: $20,000 def. Alexander Hernandez: $3,500
Joanne Calderwood: $5,000 def. Ariane Lipski: $3,500
Alonzo Menifield: $3,500 def. Vinicius Castro: $3,500
Cory Sandhagen: $3,500 def. Mario Bautista: $3,500
Dennis Bermudez: $15,000 def. Te Edwards: $3,500
Geoff Neal: $3,500 def. Belal Muhammad: $5,000
Chance Rencountre: $3,500 def. Kyle Stewart: $3,500
According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a fighter has accumulated — combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions — the more coin he or she gets to fill his or her combat sports piggy bank. And the less fights a fighter has under the “ZUFFA” umbrella ... well, the less he or she gets. 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 to 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.
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