UFC Fight Night 81 went down last night (Sun., Jan. 17, 2016) inside TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Naturally, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw took home the biggest payday, cashing in with a $40,000 check, which is standard for all champions.
Coming in second was Dominick Cruz, who claimed $30,000 in loot from the sports apparel company, to go along with his new 135-pound belt after a back-and-forth title fight against Dillashaw.
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Ross Pearson, Patrick Cote, Ed Herman and Tim Boetsch all cashed $15,000 checks thanks to their time put in over the years inside the eight-walled cage.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Dominick Cruz: $30,000 def. T.J. Dillashaw: $40,000
Eddie Alvarez: $2,500 def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
Travis Browne: $10,000 def. Matt Mitrione: $10,000
Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000 def. Ross Pearson: $15,000
Patrick Cote: $15,000 def. Ben Saunders: $10,000
Ed Herman: $15,000 def. Tim Boetsch: $15,000
Chris Wade: $2,500 def. Mairbek Taisumov: $5,000
Luke Sanders: $2,500 def. Maximo Blanco: $5,000
Paul Felder: $2,500 def. Daron Cruickshank: $10,000
Ilir Latifi: $5,000 def. Sean O’Connell: $2,500
Charles Rosa: $2,500 def. Kyle Bochniak: $2,500
Rob Font: $2,500 def. Joey Gomez: $2,500
Francimar Barroso: $2,500 def. Elvis Mutapcic: $2,500
So, how are payouts determined?
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.
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