Reebok Money! Average Pay For UFC 191 Fighters Was $8,750


UFC 191 went down on Saturday night and delivered some good fights and some not so great fights. In the main event we saw a rematch between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.

With names like Frank Mir, Andrei Arlovski and Joe Riggs you would think that the Reebok payouts would be pretty substantial this time around.

Remember that fighters get paid from Reebok according to their tenure with the Zuffa. So with veterans like those guys it would make sense that they get paid well, but the overall average, even with the championship fighters included, was only $8,750.

Outside of the champ and the challenger, Mir was the next biggest earner with $20K.

Check out the full rundown below:

  • Demetrious Johnson: $40,000
    def. John Dodson $30,000
  • Andrei Arlovski: $15,000
    def. Frank Mir: $20,000
  • Anthony Johnson: $15,000
    def. Jimi Manuwa: $5,000
  • Corey Anderson: $2,500
    def. Jan Blachowicz: $2,500
  • Paige VanZant: $2,500
    def Alex Chambers: $2,500
  • Ross Pearson: $15,000
    def. Paul Felder: $2,500
  • John Lineker: $5,000
    def. Francisco Rivera: $5,000
  • Raquel Pennington: $2,500
    def. Jessica Andrade: $5,000
  • Tiago Trator: $2,500
    def. Clay Collard: $2,500
  • Joe Riggs: $10,000
    def. Ron Stallings: $2,500
  • Joaquim Silva: $2,500
    def. Nazareno Malegarie: $2,500

The average number comes from adding all the fighter’s pay up, then dividing it among the number of fighters.

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