UFC Fight Night 150 — which aired live on ESPN+ from inside BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend (Sat., April 27, 2019) — is now in the rear-view mirror, so it’s time to see who made out with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie. Leading the way was long-time veteran Andrei Arlovski, who suffered a split-decision loss to Augusto Sakai. Despite the setback, “The Pitbull” managed to walk away with a $20,000 check from the sports apparel outfitter. Ronaldo Souza, Glover Teixeira and Ben Saunders all tied for the next largest payouts to the tune of $15,000.
But, that’s not all! Take a look at the entire Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie).
Jack Hermansson: $5,000 def. Ronaldo Souza: $15,000
Greg Hardy: $3,500 def. Dmitrii Smoliakov: $3,500
Mike Perry: $5,000 def. Alex Oliveira: $10,000
Glover Teixeira: $15,000 def. Ion Cutelaba: $5,000
Cory Sandhagen: $4,000 def. John Lineker: $15,000
Roosevelt Roberts: $3,500 def. Thomas Gifford: $3,500
Takashi Sato: $3,500 def. Ben Saunders: $15,000
Augusto Sakai: $3,500 def. Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
Carla Esparza: $5,000 def. Virna Jandiroba: $3,500
Gilbert Burns: $10,000 def. Mike Davis: $3,500
Jim Miller: $20,000 def. Jason Gonzalez: $4,000
Angela Hill: $5,000 def. Jodie Esquibel: $3,500
Dhiego Lima: $5,000 def. Court McGee: $10,000
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.
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