UFC Belem athlete outfitting pay: Lyoto Machida gets $20K, Valentina Shevchenko gets $5K

By Tom Taylor - February 4, 2018

Last night, the UFC touched down in Belem, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 125. In the main event of this 11-fight card, struggling former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida turned back the clock with a close but impressive split decision win over formerly undefeated prospect Eryk Anders. In the co-main event, meanwhile, former UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko authored one of the most lopsided victories of her impressive career thus far, eating Priscila Cachoeira alive in a brutal flyweight showdown. 

Valentina Shevchenko

At present, the official fight purses for this entertaining card have not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the 22 fighters on the bill earned through the UFC’s athlete outfitting deal with 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, Lyoto Machida was the top earner, pocketing $20,000 for fighting in Reebok gear. Anders, meanwhile, pocketed $3,5000, while co-main event fighters Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira nabbed $5,000 and $3,500 respectively. Interesting, John Dodson also got paid by Reebok, despite the fact that his fight was scrapped when his opponent missed weight. He made $10,000.

Here’s a full rundown of the athlete outfitting pay for UFC Belem (via MMAJunkie.com):

Lyoto Machida $20,000
def. Eryk Anders: $3,500

Valentina Shevchenko: $5,000
def. Priscila Cachoeira: $3,500

Michel Prazeres: $5,000
def. Desmond Green: $3,500

Timothy Johnson: $5,000
def. Marcelo Golm: $3,500

Douglas Silva de Andrade: $5,000
def. Marlon Vera: $5,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
def. Anthony Smith: $10,000

Sergio Moraes: $5,000
def. Tim Means: $15,000

Alan Patrick: $5,000
def. Damir Hadzovic: $3,500

Polyana Viana: $3,500
def. Maia Stevenson: $3,500

Iuri Alcantara: $15,000
def. Joe Soto: $5,000

Deiveson Figueiredo: $3,500
def. Joseph Morales: $3,500

John Dodson: $10,000

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

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/4/2018.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM


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