UFC 203 Reebok Payouts: Miocic and Overeem take home the biggest paydays

September 11, 2016 11:48 am by Tom Taylor
Alistair Overeem vs. Stipe Miocic

UFC 203, which went down in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night, is now in the rear-view. While fighter purses for the event have not yet been disclosed, we do now know how much each fighter took home through the UFC’s Athlete Outfitting Program  – the result of the organization’s oft-criticized partnership with sports apparel giant Reebok.

In sum, the 20 fighters who stepped into the Octagon in Cleveland took home $215,000. The bulk of that amount went to the evening’s headliners, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, and challenger Alistair Overeem, who took home $40,000 and $30,000 respectively. The other big earners of the night were those fighters with the most bouts under the Zuffa umbrella. Bantamweight veteran Urijah Faber, for example, took home $20,000 on the strength of his 26 bouts in the UFC and Zuffa-era WEC. Nik Lentz, meanwhile, took home 15,000 thanks to his 17 UFC bouts.

It’s also worth noting that CB Dolloway, Francimar Barroso, Ian McCall and Ray Borg all received Reebok checks, despite the last minute cancellations of their respective bouts.

Here’s a full rundown of UFC 203’s Athlete Outfitting paydays, per the folks at MMAJunkie.com.

  • Stipe Miocic: $40,000
  • Alistair Overeem: $30,000
  • Fabricio Werdum: $10,000
  • Travis Browne: $10,000
  • Mickey Gall: $2,500
  • Phil “CM Punk” Brooks: $2,500
  • Jimmie Rivera: $2,500
  • Urijah Faber: $20,000
  • Jessica Andrade: $5,000
  • Joanne Calderwood: $2,500
  • Bethe Correia: $5,000
  • Jessica Eye: $5,000
  • Brad Tavares: $10,000
  • Caio Magalhaes: $5,000
  • Nik Lentz: $15,000
  • Michael McBride: $2,500
  • Drew Dober: $5,000
  • Jason Gonzalez: $2,500
  • Yancy Medeiros: $5,000
  • Sean Spencer: $5,000
  • Ian McCall: $5,000
  • Ray Borg: $5,000
  • C.B. Dollaway: $15,000
  • Francimar Barroso: $5,000

UFC 203’s main event saw Stipe Miocic stop Alistair Overeem on first-round punches, which marked a successful first defense of his UFC heavyweight title. The co-main event, meanwhile, saw former champion Fabricio Werdum move to 2-0 in two bouts with Travis Browne, capturing a unanimous decision in a bizarre heavyweight showdown. The card also featured the MMA debut of pro wrestling star CM Punk, who was submitted by a ferocious Mickey Gall in just over two minutes.

What do you think of these numbers? Do the fighters deserve more? Sound off, PENN nation!


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