UFC Fight Night 77 Reebok Payout: Belfort/Henderson make combined $35,000 sponsorship payout

UFC Fight Night 77 is in the books and Vitor Belfort is walking out of the octagon as the big winner! Not only did “The Phenom” earn an extra $50,000 for his knockout win over the legendary Dan Henderson, but he picked up one of the highest Reebok payouts of the evening with $20,000.

Reebok shelled out a total of $160,000 for the fighters of “UFC Fight Night 77” to sport their logo on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass on Saturday evening. Gleison Tibau and Clay Guida also picked up $20,000 for their performances that evening.

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 as reported by MMA Junkie:

Vitor Belfort: $20,000
Dan Henderson: $15,000
Glover Teixeira: $5,000
Patrick Cummins: $5,000
Thomas Almeida: $2,500
Anthony Birchak: $2,500
Alex Oliveira: $2,500
Piotr Hallmann: $5,000
Rashid Magomedov: $2,500
Gilbert Burns: $2,500
Corey Anderson: $2,500
Fabio Maldonado: $10,000
Gleison Tibau: $20,000
Abel Trujillo: $5,000
Johnny Case: $2,500
Yan Cabral: $2,500
Thiago Tavares: $15,000
Clay Guida: $20,000
Chas Skelly: $2,500
Kevin Souza: $2,500
Viscardi Andrade: $2,500
Gasan Umalatov: $2,500
Jimmie Rivera: $2,500
Pedro Munhoz: $2,500
Matheus Nicolau: $2,500
Bruno Korea: $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 77’s” payouts? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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