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.
The full UFC Fight Night 124 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:
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:
- “UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi” – $135,000
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
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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