UFC Fight Night 121 Athlete Outfitting pay: Yearly payout approaches $5.5 million

19 November 2017

Filed under: News, UFC

SYDNEY – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 121 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $122,500.

UFC Fight Night 121 took place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Three fighters led with the way with $15,000 payouts, including former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1 MMA, 11-4 UFC), who earned a unanimous-decision victory in the main event.

The full UFC Fight Night 121 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Fabricio Werdum: $15,000

def. Marcin Tybura: $2,500

Jessica-Rose Clark: $2,500

def. Bec Rawlings: $5,000

Belal Muhammad: $5,000

def. Tim Means: $15,000

Jake Matthews: $5,000

def. Bojan Velickovic: $5,000

Elias Theodorou: $5,000

def. Daniel Kelly: $5,000

Alex Volkanovski: $2,500

def. Shane Young: $2,500

Ryan Benoit: $5,000

def. Ashkan Mokhtarian: $2,500

Nik Lentz: $15,000

def. Will Brooks: $2,500

Tai Tuivasa: $2,500

def. Rashad Coulter: $2,500

Frank Camacho: $2,500

def. Damien Brown: $2,500

Nadia Kassem: $2,500

def. Alex Chambers: $2,500

Eric Shelton: $2,500

def. Jenel Lausa: $2,500

Adam Wieczorek: $2,500

def. Anthony Hamilton: $5,000

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $5,445,000

2016 total: $7,138,000

2015 total: $3,185,000

Program-to-date total: $15,768,000

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Filed under: News, UFC

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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