UFC 222 Athlete Outfitting Payouts: Sean O’Malley takes home just $3,500 in victory

Sean O'Malley

UFC 222 Athlete Outfitting Payouts

Fighters from last night’s UFC 222 event in Las Vegas were introduced to the promotions new “UFC Athlete Outfitting Pay”, a program that launched following the conclusion of the UFC’s deal with Reebok.

UFC 222 was headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight which saw Cris Cyborg retain her championship by scoring a first-round TKO victory over Yana Kunitskaya.

For her efforts, Cris Cyborg took home an extra $40k in “UFC Athlete Outfitting Pay”, while her opponent Yana Kunitskaya took home $30k.

In the co-main event of UFC 222 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar suffered the first stoppage loss of his legendary career at the hands of undefeated contender Brian Ortega.

“The Answer” pocketed $20k in defeat, while “T-City” took home just $5,000 for his historic victory.

The most surprising “UFC Athlete Outfitting” payout came courtesy of main card winner Sean O’Malley who earned just $3,500 for his sensational victory over Andre Soukhamthath.

Get the full list of the UFC 222 “Athlete Outfitting Payouts” below (via MMAJunkie):

Cris Cyborg: $40,000
def. Yana Kunitskaya: $30,000

Brian Ortega: $5,000
def. Frankie Edgar: $20,000

Sean O’Malley: $3,500
def. Andre Soukhamthath: $5,000

Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
def. Stefan Struve: $15,000

Ketlen Vieira: $5,000
def. Cat Zingano: $5,000

Mackenzie Dern: $3,500
def. Ashley Yoder: $3,500

Alexander Hernandez: $3,500
def. Beneil Dariush: $10,000

John Dodson: $10,000
def. Pedro Munhoz: $5,000

C.B. Dollaway: $15,000
def. Hector Lombard: $10,000

Zak Ottow: $5,000
def. Mike Pyle: $15,000

Cody Stamann: $3,500
def. Bryan Caraway: $5,000

Jordan Johnson: $3,500
def. Adam Milstead: $3,500

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-3 bouts receive $3,500 per appearance; 4-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.
In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.