UFC Fight Night 88 went down last night (Sun., May 29, 2016) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now it’s time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Jeremy Stephens was the biggest financial winner of the night, as he took home a $20,000 sponsorship check after schooling former bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, for three rounds in to co-main event (see it again here).
As for Barao, he gets to cash in an extra $10,000 in Reebok sponsorship bread following his defeat at the hands of “Lil’ Heathen.” Despite a loss to Lorenz Larkin, Jorge Masvidal earned a nice consolation prize in the form of a $15,000 check.
Check out the rest of the numbers, which added up to the biggest payout for a 2016 event (via MMA Junkie):
Cody Garbrandt: $2,500 def. Thomas Almeida: $2,500
Jeremy Stephens: $20,000 def. Renan Barao: $10,000
Rick Story: $15,000 def. Tarec Saffiedine: $10,000
Chris Camozzi: $15,000 def. Vitor Miranda: $2,500
Lorenz Larkin: $10,000 def. Jorge Masvidal: $15,000
Paul Felder: $5,000 def. Josh Burkman: $10,000
Sara McMann: $5,000 def. Jessica Eye: $2,500
Abel Trujillo: $5,000 def. Jordan Rinaldi: $2,500
Jake Collier: $2,500 def. Alberto Uda: $2,500
Erik Koch: $10,000 def. Shane Campbell: $2,500
Bryan Caraway: $5,000 def. Aljamain Sterling: $2,500
Adam Milstead: $2,500 def. Chris de la Rocha: $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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