Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) invaded the Bridgestone Arena last Sat. (March 23, 2019) to stage UFC Fight Night 148. In the welterweight main event, Anthony Pettis knocked out Stephen Thompson in dramatic fashion to earn his first victory at 170 pounds (see it again here).
Elsewhere on the “Music City” fight card, top heavyweight contender, Curtis Blaydes, dominated fellow 265-pound bruiser, Justin Willis, to get back into the win column (and the division title chase).
“Showtime” made out with the biggest sponsorship check from Reebok, to the tune of $20,000, while “Wonderboy” managed to rake in $10,000 for his efforts. Also, “Razor” scored $5,000 for his part in the event, while “Big Pretty” only made out with $4,000.
Complete UFC Nashville Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie) below:
Anthony Pettis: $20,000 def. Stephen Thompson: $10,000
Curtis Blaydes: $5,000 def. Justin Willis: $4,000
John Makdessi: $15,000 def. Jesus Pinedo: $3,500
Jussier Formiga: $10,000 def. Deiveson Figueiredo: $4,000
Luis Pena: $3,500 def. Steven Peterson: $3,500
Maycee Barber: $3,500 def. J.J. Aldrich: $4,000
Bryce Mitchell: $3,500 def. Bobby Moffett: $3,500
Marlon Vera: $10,000 def. Frankie Saenz: $5,000
Jennifer Maia: $3,500 def. Alexis Davis: $10,000
Randa Markos: $10,000 def. Angela Hill: $5,000
Chris Gutierrez: $3,500 def. Ryan MacDonald: $3,500
Eric Shelton: $5,000 def. Jordan Espinosa: $3,500
According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a combatant 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 an athlete has under the Endeavor umbrella ... well, the less he or she gets. Fighters also receive royalty and payments up to 20 to 30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness.
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