‘UFC Fight Night 76’ Reebok Pay: Main Eventers make combined $5,000 sponsorship money

Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Ireland this past weekend with what was expected to be a stacked card with “UFC Fight Night 76”. “Irish” Joe Duffy and Dustin Poirier’s main event scrap was pulled from the card due to an injury Duffy suffered just days before the fight and Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight bout with Ben Rothwell was canceled as well.

While the fans expected the card to suffer greatly due to the injuries, the fighters who remained on the card put on an amazing show for those who tuned in on UFC Fight Pass. Louis Smolka’s win over Paddy Holohan may have upset the fans in attendance, but it was a fantastic way to wrap up an afternoon card for those stateside.

Preliminary fighters Darren Elkins, Cathal Pendred, and main carder Norman Parke topped the Reebok payout report which totaled out at $62,500. The payout would have been MUCH higher had four fighters not been forced off the pay per view.

This is NOT a full payout report for the paychecks they earned for their fights in the octagon. This is an estimated payout report for their Reebok sponsorship alone. Check out the full report below!

Louis Smolka: $2,500
Paddy Holohan: $2,500
Norman Parke: $5,000
Reza Madadi: $2,500
Nicolas Dalby: $2,500
Darren Till: $2,500
Neil Seery: $2,500
Jon Delos Reyes: $2,500
Mickael Lebout: $2,500
Stevie Ray: $2,500
Aisling Daly: $2,500
Ericka Almeida: $2,500
Krzysztof Jotko: $2,500
Scott Askham: $2,500
Tom Breese: $2,500
Cathal Pendred: $5,000
Darren Elkins: $10,000
Robert Whiteford: $2,500
Garreth McLellan: $2,500
Bubba Bush: $2,500

Fans and fighters alike were not thrilled when the UFC revealed their method of how they will be paying the fighters with Reebok’s sponsorship money. Fighters less than six octagon appearances to their name will only make $2,500. 6-10 fights in the UFC will get you $5,000. For 11-15 octagon appearances, fighters will make $10,000 and an extra $5,000 for 16-20 fights. Long-time UFC fighters with more than 20 fights will receive $20,000.

Title challengers and champions will receive a bit more, regardless of how long they have been part of the UFC. Challengers will receive $30,000 while champions get $40,000.

Of course, the fighters above have the option to sign sponsors they can represent outside of the octagon. What do you think of “UFC Fight Night 76’s” payouts? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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