UFC London Athlete Outfitting Pay: Only one fighter takes home more than $5,000

Fabricio Werdum

UFC London Athlete Outfitting Pay: Only one fighter takes home more than $5,000

The octagon returned to London, England yesterday for UFC Fight Night 127.

The event was headlined by a key heavyweight tilt pitting former division champion Fabricio Werdum against surging contender Alexander Volkov.

After likely dropping the opening two rounds to Fabricio Werdum, former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov was able to turn the tide in round three and would eventually finish the Brazilian submission specialist with strikes in round four.

After earning the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career Volkov netted just $5,000 in UFC Athlete Outfitting Pay, a program which launched shortly following the UFC’s deal with Reebok expired.

As for Fabricio Werdum, the former UFC heavyweight champion pocketed $15,000 in UFC Athlete Outfitting Pay for his efforts.

Nineteen of the twenty fighters who participated at yesterdays event in London took home $5,000 or less.

Get all of the UFC Fight Night 127 Athlete Outfitting Payouts below (as obtained by MMAJunkie):

Alexander Volkov: $5,000
def. Fabricio Werdum: $15,000

Jan Blachowicz: $5,000
def. Jimi Manuwa: $5,000

Tom Duquesnoy: $3,500
def. Terrion Ware: $3,500

Leon Edwards: $5,000
def. Peter Sobotta: $5,000

Charles Byrd: $3,500
def. John Phillips: $3,500

Danny Roberts: $5,000
def. Oliver Enkamp: $3,500

Danny Henry: $3,500
def. Hakeem Dawodu: $3,500

Paul Craig: $5,000
def. Magomed Ankalaev: $3,500

Kajan Johnson: $5,000
def. Stevie Ray: $5,000

Dmitriy Sosnovskiy: $3,500
def. Mark Godbeer: $5,000

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