Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Houston: Korean Zombie gets $5,000

February 5, 2017 8:43 am by Tom Taylor
UFC Fight Night 104: Dennis Bermudez vs. Chan Sung Jung

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in sunny Houston, Texas, where thousands of ravenous sports fans await this year’s Super Bowl. The MMA promotion visited this football mecca with UFC Fight Night 104.

This exciting, 12-fight card was headlined by a featherweight scrap between the returning Chan Sung Jung – better known as the Korean Zombie – and Dennis Bermudez. Co-headlining honors, meanwhile, went to strawweight veteran Felice Herrig and rising prospect Alexa Grasso. Elsewhere on the card, we witnessed performances from notable names like James Vick, Abel Trujillo, Ovince St. Preux, Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill.

At the moment, the purses for the 24 fighters on this Super Bowl weekend card are not yet known. We do, however, know how much these fighters took home through the UFC’s oft-criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel giant 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 biggest winners on this prospect-heavy card were Dennis Bermudez and Ovince St. Preux – both of whom lost. Both men pocketed just $10,000, which is the third lowest amount possible through the UFC’s deal with Reebok.

Here’s the full rundown of the Reebok payouts for UFC Fight Night 105 (figures via MMAJunkie.com).

Chan Sung Jung: $5,000
def. Dennis Bermudez: $10,000

Felice Herrig: $2,500
def. Alexa Grasso: $2,500

James Vick: $5,000
def. Abel Trujillo: $5,000

Volkan Oezdemir: $2,500
def. Ovince Saint Preux: $10,000

Marcel Fortuna: $2,500
def. Anthony Hamilton: $5,000

Jessica Andrade: $5,000
def. Angela Hill: $2,500

Curtis Blaydes: $2,500
def. Adam Milstead: $2,500

Chas Skelly: $5,000
def. Chris Gruetzemacher: $2,500

Ricardo Lucas Ramos: $2,500
def. Michinori Tanaka: $2,500

Tecia Torres: $2,500
def. Bec Rawlings: $2,500

Niko Price: $2,500
def. Alex Morono: $2,500

Khalil Rountree: $2,500
def. Daniel Jolly: $2,500

What do you think of the Reebok payout for UFC Fight Night 104? Sound off, PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/5/2017.


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