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Reebok payouts for UFC 247: Jon Jones, Valentina Shevchenko bank Texas-sized bucks in Houston

UFC 247 went down last Sat. night (Feb. 8, 2020) from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which saw Jon Jones retain his Light Heavyweight title after five tough rounds against Dominick Reyes (see it). Also, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Katlynn Chookagian via third round technical knockout to hold on to her Flyweight title (recap). And now it’s time to see who walked away with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie.

Jones and Shevchenko both scored the standard $40,000 given to champions, while Reyes and Chookagian took home a nice $30,000 paycheck from the sports apparel giant. The rest of the payouts weren’t too high, as only Derrick Lewis and James Krause reached five figures with $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.

Check out the rest of the payouts, courtesy of MMA Junkie.

Jon Jones: $40,000 def. Dominick Reyes: $30,000

Valentina Shevchenko: $40,000 def. Katlyn Chookagian: $30,000

Justin Tafa: $3,500 def. Juan Adams: $4,000

Dan Ige: $5,000 def. Mirsad Bektic: $5,000

Derrick Lewis: $15,000 def. Ilir Latifi: $10,000

Trevin Giles: $4,000 def. James Krause: $10,000

Khaos Williams: $3,500 def. Alex Morono: $5,000

Lauren Murphy: $5,000 def. Andrea Lee: $4,000

Mario Bautista: $3,500 def. Miles Johns: $3,500

Journey Newson: $3,500 def. Domingo Pilarte: $3,500

Andre Ewell: $4,000 def. Jonathan Martinez: $4,000

Youssef Zalal: $3,500 def. Austin Lingo: $3,500

TOTAL: $243,000

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 247 results and coverage click here.

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