UFC Fight Night 82 Reebok pay for fighters ranges from $2,500 to $15,000

February 8, 2016 8:19 pm
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$145,000 was the total payout by Reebok for the exclusive uniform deal with the UFC for the UFC Fight Night 82 event that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. The payout from Reebok is in addition to each fighter’s contracted fight pay with the UFC.

Four fighters took home $15,000 for their appearance in the Octagon on Saturday night. Johny Hendricks, Roy Nelson, Joseph Benavidez and Mike Pyle all took home the highest checks from Reebok with only Hendricks losing in his bout to rising welterweight star Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

The full UFC Fight Night 82 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts via MMA Junkie included:

Stephen Thompson: $5,000
def. Johny Hendricks: $15,000

Roy Nelson: $15,000
def. Jared Rosholt: $5,000

Ovince Saint Preux: $10,000
def. Rafael Cavalcante: $5,000

Joseph Benavidez: $15,000
def. Zach Makovsky: $5,000

Misha Cirkunov: $2,500
def. Alex Nicholson: $2,500

Mike Pyle: $15,000
def. Sean Spencer: $5,000

Josh Burkman: $10,000
def. K.J. Noons: $5,000

Derrick Lewis: $5,000
def. Damian Grabowski: $2,500

Justin Scoggins: $5,000
def. Noad Lahat: $2,500

Diego Rivas: $2,500
def. Noad Lahat: $2,500

Mickey Gall: $2,500
vs. Mike Jackson: $2,500

Alex White: $2,500
def. Artem Lobov: $2,500

The Reebok athlete outfitting pay structure is a deal that has been set by the UFC and Reebok. The pay for fighters is set by their amount of times they have fought for the UFC as well as the WEC and Strikeforce promotions when they were under ZUFFA management.

Fighters are set with the following Reebok pay structure with the UFC:
1-5 bouts get $2,500 per appearance
6-10 bouts get $5,000
11-15 bouts get $10,000
16-20 bouts get $15,000
21 bouts and more get $20,000
Title challengers get $30,000
Champions get $40,000

Also in addition to the appearance pay, officials say that fighters also receive royalty payments from UFC merchandise that sport their likeness in the amount of 20-30 percent.

The Reebok deal with the UFC has hurt and helped different fighters in their individual scenarios. What are your thoughts on the Reebok uniforms and exclusive deal with the UFC? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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