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Reebok payouts for UFC on ESPN+ 2: Aldo, Maia bank big bucks in Fortaleza

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back at it again last Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2019) with the UFC on ESPN+ 2 “Assuncao vs Moraes 2” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which went down inside Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil. Headlining the event was a bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes, which saw “Magic” get some revenge on his fellow countryman via first round submission (see it).

For his efforts, Moraes scored a $4,000 sponsorship check from Reebok, while Raphael bagged $15,000 from the sports apparel giant. The biggest earners of the night, though, were Jose Aldo and Demian Maia, who both scored a $20,000 Reebok check for their wins over Renato Moicano and Lyman Good, respectively.

Also scoring $20,000 checks were Thiago Alves and Charles Oliveira. But, that’s not all! Take a look at the entire Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie):

Raphael Assuncao: $15,000 def. Marlon Moraes: $4,000

Jose Aldo: $20,000 def. Renato Moicano: $5,000

Demian Maia: $20,000 def. Lyman Good: $4,000

Charles Oliveira: $20,000 def. David Teymur: $5,000

Johnny Walker: $3,500 def. Justin Ledet: $4,000

Livinha Souza: $3,500 def. Sarah Frota: $3,500

Markus Perez: $4,000 def. Anthony Hernandez: $3,500

Mara Romero Borella: $3,500 def. Taila Santos: $3,500

Thiago Alves: $20,000 def. Max Griffin: $5,000

Jair Rozenstruik: $3,500 def. Junior Albini: $4,000

Geraldo de Freitas: $3,500 def. Felipe Colares: $3,500

Said Nurmagomedov: $3,500 def. Ricardo Ramos: $4,000

Rogerio Bontorin: $3,500 def. Magomed Bibulatov: $3,500

TOTAL: $176,000

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 Endeavor 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.

For complete UFC Fortaleza results and coverage click here.