Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Fight Night 121: Fabricio Werdum, Tim Means get top payouts at $15K

November 19, 2017 10:29 am by Tom Taylor
Fabricio Werdum, UFC Fight Night 121

Last night, the UFC touched down in Sydney, Australia with UFC Fight Night 121.

In the main event of this 13-fight card, which registered as the longest in UFC history, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum picked up a fun decision win over rising Polish contender Marcin Tybura. In the co-main event, meanwhile, short-notice replacement Jessica Rose Clark made good on her UFC debut, picking up a decision over the veteran Bec Rawlings. Elsewhere on the main card, we saw Belal Muhammad, Jake Matthews, Elias Theodorou, and Alexander Volkanovski pick up key wins.

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 biggest winners were Werdum and welterweight scrapper Tim Means, who came up short against Belal Muhammad on the main card. Both men pocketed $15,000. No other fighter pocketed more than $5,000 for wearing Reebok.

Here’s a full rundown of the numbers for UFC Fight Night 121 (via MMAJunkie):

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

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC Fight Night 121? Would you like to see fighters paid more for wearing Reebok?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 19/11/2017.


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