UFC on FOX 29 Athlete Outfitting Policy pay: Program total passes $18.5 million

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 29 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $178,500.

UFC on FOX 29 took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The card aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Among those leading the way were longtime UFC veterans Dustin Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (21-12 MMA, 12-11 UFC), who each received maximum non-title-fight payouts of $20,000 for having 20 or more fights under the program structure.

The full UFC on FOX 29 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Dustin Poirier: $20,000

def. Justin Gaethje: $3,500

Alex Oliveira: $10,000

def. Carlos Condit: $15,000

Israel Adesanya: $3,500

def. Marvin Vettori: $5,000

Michelle Waterson: $5,000

def. Cortney Casey: $5,000

Antonio Carlos Junior: $5,000

def. Tim Boetsch: $20,000

Muslim Salikhov: $3,500

def. Ricky Rainey: $3,500

John Moraga: $10,000

def. Wilson Reis: $10,000

Brad Tavares: $15,000

def. Krzysztof Jotko: $5,000

Gilbert Burns: $5,000

def. Dan Moret: $3,500

Lauren Mueller: $3,500

def. Shana Dobson: $3,500

Yushin Okami: $15,000

def. Dhiego Lima: $5,000

Adam Wieczorek: $3,500

def. Arjan Bhullar: $3,500

Alejandro Perez: $5,000

def. Matthew Lopez: $5,000

Luke Sanders: $5,000

def. Patrick Williams: $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 1-3 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: $1,932,000

2017 total: $6,295,000

2016 total: $7,138,000

2015 total: $3,185,000

Program-to-date total: $18,550,000

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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