Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Gdansk: Darren Till pockets $2,500

October 22, 2017 11:31 am by Tom Taylor
Darren Till, UFC Gdansk

On Saturday, the UFC returned to Poland with the exciting 11-fight UFC Gdansk card.

In the UFC Gdansk main event, rising British welterweight Darren Till picked up a career-changing knockout win, levelling long-time contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the first frame. In the co-main event, meanwhile, Polish strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz picked up a sorely-needed win over Invicta FC veteran Jodie Esquibel.

Elsewhere on the card, we saw Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz author an incredible standing bulldog choke, while other fighters like Marcin Held, Andre Fili, Warlley Alves, Aspen Ladd and Josh Emmett also picked up impressive wins.

At the moment, the purses for UFC Gdansk are not known. We do, however, know how much each of the card’s 22 fighters took home for wearing Reebok.

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 earner was unsurprisingly Donald Cerrone, who pocketed $20,000. The next biggest earners, meanwhile, were Felipe Arantes and Sam Alvey, who took home $10,000 each. No other fighter on the card made more than $5000, with the majority – including main event winner Darren Till – making just $2500.

Here’s a full rundown of the UFC Gdansk athlete outfitting figures, via MMAJunkie.com.

Darren Till: $2,500
def. Donald Cerrone: $20,000

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $5,000
def. Jodie Esquibel: $2,500

Jan Blachowicz: $5,000
def. Devin Clark: $2,500

Oskar Piechota: $2,500
def. Jonathan Wilson: $2,500

Marcin Held: $2,500
def. Nasrat Haqparast: $2,500

Brian Kelleher: $2,500
def. Damian Stasiak: $2,500

Ramazan Emeev: $2,500
def. Sam Alvey: $10,000

Andre Fili: $5,000
def. Artem Lobov: $5,000

Warlley Alves: $5,000
def. Salim Touahri: $2,500

Aspen Ladd: $2,500
def. Lina Lansberg: $2,500

Josh Emmett: $2,500
def. Felipe Arantes: $10,000

What do you think of these Reebok numbers for UFC Gdansk?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/22/2017.


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