Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action yesterday (Sun., July 16, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 113: “Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio,” which went down inside SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 113 coverage, including play-by-play, click here.
Thee was no real “big” earner on the night, as the payout equaled one of the lowest to date, with seven competitors — including event headliners Santiago Ponzinibbio and Gunnar Neson — earning just $5,000 from the sports apparel giant, while the rest of the combatants took home only $2,500.
Somewhere out there, Gegard Mousasi is shaking his head in disapproval.
Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Santiago Ponzinibbio: $5,000 def. Gunnar Nelson: $5,000
Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500 def. Joanne Calderwood: $5,000
Paul Felder: $5,000 def. Stevie Ray: $5,000
Jack Marshman: $2,500 def. Ryan Janes: $2,500
Khalil Rountree: $2,500 def. Paul Craig: $2,500
Justin Willis: $2,500 def. James Mulheron: $2,500
Danny Roberts: $2,500 def. Bobby Nash: $2,500
Alexandre Pantoja: $2,500 def. Neil Seery: $5,000
Galore Bofando: $2,500 def. Charlie Ward: $2,500
Danny Henry: $2,500 def. Daniel Teymur: $2,500
Brett Johns: $2,500 def. Albert Morales: $2,500
Leslie Smith: $5,000 def. Amanda Lemos: $2,500
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner… well, the less you get. 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 20-30 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.