Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Stockholm: Prelim fighter Chris Camozzi gets top payout

May 29, 2017 5:53 am by Tom Taylor
Alexander Gustafsson wins at UFC Stockholm

Yesterday night (yesterday afternoon in North America) the UFC touched down in Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting, 12-fight card.

In the UFC Stockholm main event, we saw the fighting pride of Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson, pick up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him down for good in the fifth.

In the co-main event, meanwhile, the unheralded Volkan Oezdemir picked up a blitzkrieg knockout win over the highly touted Misha Cirkunov, sealing the deal with a punch behind the ear just seconds into the first.

Elsewhere on the card, we saw impressive wins from fighters like Peter Sobotta, Jack Hermansson, and Pedro Munhoz, and a definite knockout of the year contender from Damir Hadzovic, who crushed Marcin Held with an expertly timed knee.

At the moment, the purses for UFC Stockholm have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took home through the UFC’s oft-criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel company 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 top earner was surprisingly Chris Camozzi, who took home $15,000 for his undercard loss to Trevor Smith. The next biggest earners were Smith, Ben Saunders, Teixeira and Gustafsson, all of whom picked up $10,000 for wearing Reebok. 15 of the 24 fighters on the card pocketed the lowest possible payout of $2,500.

Here’s a full rundown (figures via MMAJunkie.com):

Alexander Gustafsson: $10,000
def. Glover Teixeira: $10,000

Volkan Oezdemir: $2,500
def. Misha Cirkunov: $2,500

Peter Sobotta: $5,000
def. Ben Saunders: $10,000

Omari Akhmedov: $2,500
def. Abdul Razak Alhassan: $2,500

Nordine Taleb$5,000
def. Oliver Enkamp$2,500

Jack Hermansson$2,500
def. Alex Nicholson$2,500

Pedro Munhoz: $5,000
def. Damian Stasiak: $2,500

Trevor Smith: $10,000
def. Chris Camozzi: $15,000

Joaquim Silva: $2,500
def. Reza Madadi: $5,000

Bojan Velickovic: $2,500
def. Nicholas Musoke: $2,500

Darren Till: $2,500
def. Jessin Ayari: $2,500

Damir Hadzovic: $2,500
def. Marcin Held: $2,500

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/29/2017.


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