Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Austin: Donald Cerrone and Thiago Alves earn top payouts

Donald Cerrone

Last night, the UFC touched down in Austin, Texas with an exciting, 12-fight card. In the main event of this action-packed broadcast, long-time UFC welterweight contender Donald Cerrone picked up a knockout win over Yancy Medeiros, rebounding from a three-fight losing streak in the process. In the co-main event, meanwhile, Texas’ own Derrick Lewis burst back into heavyweight title contention with a stoppage win over Poland’s Marcin Tybura.

Elsewhere on this action-packed card, we saw big wins from James Vick, Curtis Millender, and Sage Northcutt – though the latter was quite controversial.

While the official fight purses for this exciting card have not yet been disclosed, we do know how much the 24 fighters on the bill pocketed for wearing Reebok as part of the UFC’s Athlete Outfitting program.

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 earners were Octagon veterans Donald Cerrone and Thiago Alves, who pocketed $20,000 each. The next biggest earners were Francisco Trinaldo and Josh Burkman, who earned $15,000 apiece.

Here’s a full rundown of the Reebok figures for UFC Austin (via MMAJunkie.com).

Donald Cerrone: $20,000
def. Yancy Medeiros: $10,000

Derrick Lewis: $10,000
def. Marcin Tybura: $5,000

James Vick: $5,000
def. Francisco Trinaldo: $15,000

Curtis Millender: $3,500
def. Thiago Alves: $20,000

Brandon Davis: $3,500
def. Steven Peterson: $3,500

Sage Northcutt: $5,000
def. Thibault Gouti: $5,000

Diego Ferreira: $5,000
def. Jared Gordon: $3,500

Geoff Neal: $3,500
def. Brian Camozzi: $3,500

Roberto Sanchez: $3,500
def. Joby Sanchez: $5,000

Lucie Pudilova: $3,500
def. Sarah Moras: $5,000

Alex Morono: $5,000
def. Josh Burkman: $15,000

Oskar Piechota: $3,500
def. Tim Williams: $3,500

What do you think of the Reebok numbers for UFC Austin?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/19/2018.