UFC Fight Night 167 went down last Saturday night (Feb. 15, 2020) inside Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie. Long-time mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran, Diego Sanchez, took home the biggest sponsorship check from the sports apparel outfitter to the tune of $20,000. Sanchez won his fight against Michel Pereira via disqualification after the Brazilian clipped “The Nightmare” with an illegal knee in the third and final round.
Headliners Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz both took home $10,000 from Reebok after their Light Heavyweight rematch, which saw Blachowicz knockout “Overtime” in the first round (see it again here).
But, that’s not all, take a look at the rest of the payouts (via MMA Junkie):
Jan Blachowicz: $10,000 def. Corey Anderson: $10,000
Diego Sanchez: $20,000 def. Michel Pereira: $3,500
Montana De La Rosa: $4,000 def. Mara Romero Borella: $4,000
Brok Weaver: $3,500 def. Kazula Vargas: $3,500
Ray Borg: $10,000 def. Rogerio Bontorin: $3,500
Lando Vannata: $5,000 def. Yancy Medeiros: $10,000
Daniel Rodriguez: $3,500 def. Tim Means: $20,000
John Dodson: $15,000 def. Nathaniel Wood: $4,000
Scott Holtzman: $5,000 def. Jim Miller: $20,000
Devin Clark: $5,000 def. Dequan Townsend: $3,500
Merab Dvalishvili: $4,000 def. Casey Kenney: $3,500
Macy Chiasson: $4,000 def. Shanna Young: $3,500
Raulian Paiva: $3,500 def. Mark De La Rosa: $5,000
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 Fight Night 167: “Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2” results and play-by-play, click HERE!