Athlete Outfitting pay for UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh: Luke Rockhold gets top payout at $10K

September 17, 2017 5:42 pm by Tom Taylor
Luke Rockhold wins at UFC Fight Night 116

Last night, the UFC returned to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with UFC Fight Night 116, an exciting 10-fight card.

In the main event, we saw former UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold return from an absence of more than a year to batter former World Series of Fighting champ David Branch to a second round tapout via strikes. In the co-main event, meanwhile, Mike Perry picked up another brutal KO win, this time over late replacement Alex Reyes. Other highlights of the card, meanwhile, included thudding KO wins from Anthony Smith, Kamaru Usman, Uriah Hall and Gilbert Burns, who flattened Hector Lombard, Sergio Moraes, Krzysztof Jotko and Jason Saggo respectively.

At the moment, purses for this 10-fight UFC Fight Night 116 card have not yet been revealed. We do, however, know how much each of the card’s 20 fighters took home for wearing 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, the card’s top earner was main event winner Luke Rockhold, who earned just $10,000. No other fighter on the card made more than $5,000. Here’s a full rundown of the athlete outfitting pay for UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh (figures via MMAJunkie.com).

Luke Rockhold: $10,000
def. David Branch: $5,000

Mike Perry: $2,500
def. Alex Reyes: $2,500

Anthony Smith: $5,000
def. Hector Lombard: $5,000

Gregor Gillespie: $2,500
def. Jason Gonzalez: $2,500

Kamaru Usman: $5,000
def. Sergio Moraes: $5,000

Justin Ledet: $2,500
def. Zu Anyanwu: $2,500

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $5,000
def. Tony Martin: $5,000

Daniel Spitz: $2,500
def. Anthony Hamilton: $5,000

Uriah Hall: $10,000
def. Krzysztof Jotko: $5,000

Gilbert Burns: $5,000
def. Jason Saggo: $5,000

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC Fight Night 116?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/17/2017.


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