Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC 211: champs Miocic, Jedrzejczyk pocket $40,000

May 14, 2017 9:57 am by Tom Taylor
Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 211

Last night, the UFC touched down in Dallas, Texas with the stacked UFC 211.

In the main event of the evening, UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic defended his title for a second time, putting former foil Junior Dos Santos away with a barrage of first-round punches. The co-main event, meanwhile, saw UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk defend her title for a whopping fifth time with a dominant decision win over the game Jessica Andrade.

Elsewhere on the main card, we saw grappling specialist Demian Maia defeat Jorge Masvidal by decision to clinch a welterweight title shot, Frankie Edgar batter Yair Rodriguez to a stoppage, and former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch return to the Octagon with a decision defeat of Krzysztof Jotko. The undercard, finally, featured names like Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier, Courtney Casey and Jessica Aguilar.

Though the fight purses for this 12-fight card are not yet known, we do 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, champions Miocic and Jedrzejczyk topped the payroll, while challengers Dos Santos and Andrade pocketed the second biggest checks.

Here’s a full rundown of the Reebok figures for UFC 211, via MMAJunkie.com.

Stipe Miocic: $40,000
def. Junior Dos Santos: $30,000

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $40,000
def. Jessica Andrade: $30,000

Demian Maia: $20,000
def. Jorge Masvidal: $15,000

Frankie Edgar: $20,000
def. Yair Rodriguez: $5,000

David Branch: $2,500
def. Krzysztof Jotko: $5,000

Dustin Poirier: $15,000
vs. Eddie Alvarez: $5,000

Jason Knight: $2,500
def. Chas Skelly: $5,000

Chase Sherman: $2,500
def. Rashad Coulter: $2,500

James Vick: $5,000
def. Polo Reyes: $2,500

Cortney Casey: $5,000
def. Jessica Aguilar: $2,500

Enrique Barzola: $2,500
def. Gabriel Benitez: $2,500

Gadzhimurad Antigulov: $2,500
def. Joachim Christensen: $2,500

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC 211?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/14/2017.


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