UFC on FOX 20 went down last night (July 23, 2016) inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and now it’s time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC on FOX 20: “Holm vs. Shevchenko” results and play-by-play, click here.
With not titles on the line, the event led to the lowest Reebok payout of 2016.
The biggest earner of the night Edson Barboza, who took home a $15,000 sponsorship check form the sports apparel giant after he took out Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of the evening (see it again here). As for “El Nino,” he took home $5,000.
Eddie Wineland and Darren Elkins each took home $10,000 from Reebok, while headliners Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko each only managed to collects a sponsorship check of $2,500.
Check out the rest of the payouts (via MMA Junkie):
Valentina Shevchenko: $2,500 def. Holly Holm: $2,500
Edson Barboza: $15,000 def. Gilbert Melendez: $5,000
Francis Ngannou: $2,500 def. Bojan Mihajlovic: $2,500
Felice Herrig: $2,500 def. Kailin Curran: $2,500
Eddie Wineland: $10,000 def. Frankie Saenz: $2,500
Darren Elkins: $10,000 def. Godofredo Pepey: $5,000
Kamaru Usman: $2,500 def. Alexander Yakovlev: $2,500
Michel Prazeres: $5,000 def. J.C. Cottrell: $2,500
Alex Oliveira: $5,000 def. James Moontasri: $2,500
Jason Knight: $2,500 def. Jim Alers: $2,500
Luis Henrique: $2,500 def. Dmitrii Smoliakov: $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. ….View full article
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