Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 209: 14 fighters get $2500

March 5, 2017 12:12 pm by Tom Taylor
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Last night the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. In the card’s co-main event, we saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley narrowly defeat Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch of an exciting, 2016 draw. In the co-main event, we saw David Teymur score a close decision over Lando Vannata in an exciting lightweight war. Other highlights of the main card, finally, included Alistair Overeem’s crushing KO of Mark Hunt, Dan Kelly’s foiling of Rashad Evans’ middleweight debut, and Cynthia Calvillo’s abrupt submission defeat of Amanda Cooper.

As always, the 22 fighters on this 11 fight card were compensated for wearing Reebok in the Octagon, which is the product of the UFC’s oft-criticized outfitting deal with the sports apparel company.

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, then, champ Woodley and challenger Thompson took home the biggest pay checks for wearing Reebok. The next biggest earner on the card, meanwhile, was Rashad Evans, who took home $20,000 on the strength of his many fights in the UFC’s Octagon.

Here’s a full rundown of the UFC 209 Reebok payout (figures courtesy of MMAJunkie.com).

Tyron Woodley: $40,000
def. Stephen Thompson: $30,000

David Teymur: $2,500
def. Lando Vannata: $2,500

Daniel Kelly: $5,000
def. Rashad Evans: $20,000

Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500
def. Amanda Cooper: $2,500

Alistair Overeem: $10,000
def. Mark Hunt: $10,000

Marcin Tybura: $2,500
def. Luis Henrique: $2,500

Darren Elkins: $15,000
def. Mirsad Bektic: $2,500

Iuri Alcantara: $10,000
def. Luke Sanders: $2,500

Mark Godbeer: $2,500
def. Daniel Spitz: $2,500

Tyson Pedro: $2,500
def. Paul Craig: $2,500

Albert Morales: $2,500
def. Andre Soukhamthath: $2,500

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC 209? Sound off, PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/5/2017.


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