Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Halifax: Johny Hendricks tops payroll at $15,000

By Tom Taylor - February 20, 2017

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for the second time.

Johny Hendricks

In the card’s main event, we saw streaking heavyweight destroyer Derrick Lewis collect another skull by weathering an early storm to KO Travis Browne in the second. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks make a successful middleweight debut with a hard-fought decision defeat of former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. The rest of the card, finally, featured big wins from some of Canada’s top fighters, and talented athletes from far further afield.

At the moment, the fighter purses for this event have not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 22 fighters took home through the UFC’s oft-criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel giant 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 biggest earners on the UFC Halifax bill were Travis Browne and Johny Hendricks, who pocketed $15,000 apiece. The next biggest winners, meanwhile, were Derrick Lewis, Sam Sicilia and Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira, who pockets $10,000 each. The remaining fighters on the card pocketed either $5000 or $2,500, depending on their experience.

Here’s a full rundown of what the 22 fighters on the UFC Halifax bill got paid for wearing Reebok (figures via

Derrick Lewis: $10,000
def. Travis Browne: $15,000

Johny Hendricks: $15,000
def. Hector Lombard: $5,000

Gavin Tucker: $2,500
def. Sam Sicilia: $10,000

Elias Theodorou: $5,000
def. Cezar Ferreira: $10,000

Sara McMann: $5,000
def. Gina Mazany: $2,500

Paul Felder: $5,000
def. Alessandro Ricci: $2,500

Santiago Ponzinibbio: $5,000
def. Nordine Taleb: $5,000

Randa Markos: $5,000
def. Carla Esparza: $2,500

Aiemann Zahabi: $2,500
def. Reginaldo Vieira: $2,500

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $5,000
def. Jack Marshman: $2,500

Gerald Meerschaert: $2,500
def. Ryan Janes: $2,500

What do you think of the Reebok figures for UFC Halifax? Sound off, PENN Nation!

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