UFC Fight Night 124 Athlete Outfitting pay: New tier structure brings higher total

ST. LOUIS – Fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $135,000.

UFC Fight Night 124 took place at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Leading the way was Jeremy Stephens (27-14 MMA, 14-13 UFC), who on top of a TKO victory over Dooho Choi (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in the event headliner, received $20,000 for his 27th octagon appearance.

The full UFC Fight Night 124 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Jeremy Stephens: $20,000

def. Dooho Choi: $5,000

Jessica-Rose Clark: $3,500

def. Paige VanZant: $5,000

Kamaru Usman: $5,000

def. Emil Meek: $3,500

Darren Elkins: $15,000

def. Michael Johnson: $15,000

James Krause: $10,000

def. Alex White: $5,000

Polo Reyes: $5,000

def. Matt Frevola: $3,500

Irene Aldana: $3,500

def. Talita Bernardo: $3,500

Kyung Ho Kang: $5,000

def. Guido Cannetti: $3,500

Jessica Eye: $5,000

def. Kalindra Faria: $3,500

J.J. Aldrich: $3,500

def. Danielle Taylor: $5,000

Mads Burnell: $3,500

def. Mike Santiago: $3,500

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 1-3 bouts receive $3,500 per appearance; 4-10 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 2018 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $135,000

2017 total: $6,295,000

2016 total: $7,138,000

2015 total: $3,185,000

Program-to-date total: $16,753,000

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 124, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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