Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action for UFC Fight Night 117: “Saint Preux vs Okami,” which went down last Friday night (Sept. 22, 2017) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest Reebok sponsorship pie.
Ovince Saint Preux was the biggest sponsorship earner of the night, as he earned an event high $15,000 for his win over Yushin Okami, who also took home $15,000 from the sports apparel giant.
Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Ovince Saint Preux: $15,000 def. Yushin Okami: $15,000
Jessica Andrade: $10,000 def. Claudia Gadelha: $5,000
”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: $2,500 def. Takanori Gomi: $10,000
Gokhan Saki: $2,500 def. Henrique da Silva: $5,000
Teruto Ishihara: $5,000 def. Ronaldo Dy: $2,500
Jussier Formiga: $5,000 def. Ulka Sasaki: $5,000
Keita Nakamura: $5,000 def. Alex Morono: $2,500
Syuri Kondo: $2,500 def. Chan-Mi Jeon: $2,500
Shinsho Anzai: $2,500 def. Luke Jumeau: $2,500
Daichi Abe: $2,500 def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $5,000
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.