Highest Reebok payout of 2016 at UFC 198 totals $240,000

May 16, 2016 11:50 am by Russell Ess
ufc heavyweight champion

$240,000 was the total payout by Reebok for the exclusive uniform deal with the UFC for the UFC 198 event that took place in Curitiba, Brazil over the weekend. This marks the highest paid card of 2016 for Reebok with a roster that included many pioneer stars and a championship bout.

The payout from Reebok is in addition to each fighter’s contracted fight pay with the UFC.

The full UFC 198 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts report via MMA Junkie:

Stipe Miocic: $30,000
def. Fabricio Werdum: $40,000

Ronaldo Souza: $10,000
def. Vitor Belfort: $20,000

Cristiane Justino: $2,500
def. Leslie Smith: $2,500

Mauricio Rua: $15,000
def. Corey Anderson: $5,000

Bryan Barberena: $2,500
def. Warlley Alves: $2,500

Demian Maia: $20,000
def. Matt Brown: $20,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $5,000
def. Nate Marquardt: $20,000

Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000
def. Yancy Medeiros: $5,000

John Lineker: $5,000
def. Rob Font: $2,500

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $5,000
def. Patrick Cummins: $5,000

Luan Chagas: $2,500
drew with Sergio Moraes: $5,000

Renato Moicano: $2,500
def. Zubaira Tukhugov: $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

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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