Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Charlotte: Derek Brunson tops payout at $15K

Derek Brunson Jacare Souza

Last night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Charlotte, an exciting, 12-fight card that aired on FOX.

In the main event of this card, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza improved to 2-0 against Derek Brunson, putting his fellow contender down with a first-round head kick and a storm of followup punches.

In the co-main event, Team Alpha Male staple Andre Fili authored one of his finest wins to date, scoring a close and controversial win over the UFC’s 11th-ranked featherweight, Dennis Bermudez.

Elsewhere on the card, we watched Gregor Gillespie deliver a first-round stoppage of Jordan Rinaldi, Drew Dober decision Frank Camacho in a Fight of the Night winning slugfest, Bobby Green out-duel Erik Koch, Mirsad Bektic crumple Godofredo Pepey with a Fight of the Night earning body shot, and much more.

At present, the purses for this 12-fight card have not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much each of the 24 fighters on the UFC Charlotte bill took home for wearing Reebok, as part of the UFC’s athlete outfitting program.

Under the UFC’s deal with Reebok, fighters are paid based on the amount of fights they’ve had in the UFC’s Octagon, and in the Zuffa-owned eras of Strikeforce (April 2011 and after) and WEC (January 2007 and after). Champions and title challengers, however, are paid $40,000 and $30,000 respectively, regardless of their experience in the aforementioned promotions. These are the two highest payouts possible under this UFC-Reebok partnership.

Under this framework, the card’s top earner was Derek Brunson, who earned $15K for wearing Reebok. The next biggest earners were Jacare, Bermudez, Green, Koch, and Pepey who all pocked $10K apiece.

Here’s a full rundown of the a Reebok figures for UFC Charlotte (via MMAJunkie.com).

Derek Brunson: $15,000
Ronaldo Souza: $10,000

Andre Fili: $5,000
def. Dennis Bermudez: $10,000

Gregor Gillespie: $5,000
def. Jordan Rinaldi: $3,500

Drew Dober: $5,000
def. Frank Camacho: $3,500

Bobby Green: $10,000
def. Erik Koch: $10,000

Mirsad Bektic: $5,000
def. Godofredo Pepey: $10,000

Katlyn Chookagian: $5,000
def. Mara Romero Borella: $3,500

Randa Markos: $5,000
def. Juliana Lima: $5,000

Ji Yeon Kim: $3,500
def. Justine Kish: $5,000

Vinc Pichel: $5,000
def. Joaquim Silva: $5,000

Niko Price: $5,000
def. George Sullivan: $5,000

Cory Sandhagen: $3,500
def. Austin Arnett: $3,500

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC Charlotte?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/28/2018.