UFC on FOX 24 Reebok Payouts: Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson leads the way
Last night’s UFC on FOX 24 event in Kansas City delivered with a numbers of exciting fights and some stellar finishes.
The event was headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring current champion Demetrious Johnson taking on surging division contender Wilson Reis.
“Mighty Mouse” was able to dominate Reis both on the feet and on the canvas and ended up finishing the fight with an armbar in the third-round.With the win, Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history with ten.
Following Johnson’s impressive victory, many fellow fighters took to social media proclaiming the flyweight kingpin the greatest fighter of all time.
“DJ” took home an event high $40,000 payout from Reebok, while his opponent Wilson Reis took home a cool $30,000 in athlete outfitting pay.
In the evenings co-main event, UFC women’s strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson went to battle with the winner inching themselves that much closer to a shot at UFC gold.
Namajunas proved to be to much for “The Karate Hottie”, flooring Waterson with a head kick in the fights second-round.
Namajunas took home an extra $5,000 in Reebok pay, while her opponent “The Karate Hottie” received the minimum payout of $2,500.
Also on the card was a key middleweight scrap between perennial contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and surging division contender Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker was able to escape and early ground attack from the submission specialist in round one.
In round two Whittaker was able to hurt “Jacare” with a number of significant strikes including a high kick and right hand which sent Souza crashing to the floor.
Whittaker took home a $10,000 payout from Reebok, as did his opponent Ronaldo Souza.
Whittaker’s victory over Souza caused a lot of buzz on social media. You can see the pros reactions here.
Get the full UFC on FOX 24 UFC Reebok Athlete Outfitting payouts below (via MMAJunkie):
Demetrious Johnson: $40,000
def. Wilson Reis: $30,000
Rose Namajunas: $5,000
def. Michelle Waterson: $2,500
Robert Whittaker: $10,000
def. Ronaldo Souza: $10,000
Renato Carneiro: $2,500
def. Jeremy Stephens: $20,000
Alexander Volkov: $2,500
def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Tom Duquesnoy: $2,500
def. Patrick Williams: $2,500
Rashid Magomedov: $5,000
def. Bobby Green: $10,000
Tim Elliott: $5,000
def. Louis Smolka: $5,000
Aljamain Sterling: $5,000
def. Augusto Mendes: $2,500
Devin Clark: $2,500
def. Jake Collier: $2,500
Anthony Smith: $5,000
def. Andrew Sanchez: $2,500
Zak Cummins: $5,000
def. Nathan Coy: $2,500
Ketlen Vieira: $2,500
def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $2,500