It’s time to see who got paid …
Following an exciting The Ultimate Fighter 22 (TUF) Finale mixed martial arts card last night (Fri., Dec. 11, 2015) from inside “The Chelsea” at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s now time to check out which combatants earned the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For the complete TUF 22: “Edgar vs. Mendes” fight card and results, including post-fight recaps and analysis, click here and here.
Former Heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga netted the biggest paycheck and picked up $20,000 for his snoozefest in the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” main event opposite Konstantin Erokhin, who scored just $2,500 for his efforts.
The evening’s headliner, which saw ex-Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar topple Chad Mendes, produced $15,000 checks apiece for both 145-pound contenders. To watch Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes full-fight video highlights click here.
Let’s take a look at the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Frankie Edgar: $15,000 def. Chad Mendes: $15,000
Ryan Hall: $2,500 def. Artem Lobov: $2,500
Tony Ferguson: $10,000 def. Edson Barboza: $10,000
Evan Dunham: $15,000 def. Joe Lauzon: $15,000
Tatsuya Kawajiri: $2,500 def. Jason Knight: $2,500
Julian Erosa: $2,500 def. Marcin Wrzosek: $2,500
Gabriel Gonzaga: $20,000 vs. Konstantin Erokhin: $2,500
Ryan LaFlare: $5,000 def. Mike Pierce: $10,000
Geane Herrera: $2,500 vs. Joby Sanchez: $2,500
Chris Gruetzemacher: $2,500 def. Abner Lloveras: $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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