‘Barbarian’ Banks Big Reebok Bucks In Wichita
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) invaded INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, last Saturday night (March 9, 2019) to stage UFC Fight Night 146. Junior dos Santos knocked out Derrick Lewis in the main event (see it again here) to score his third straight win. In the co-headlining act, Elizeu Zeleski dos Santos submitted Curtis Millender to score his seventh straight victory (highlights), and up his stock in a crowded Welterweight division.
For their part in the headlining act, both Junior and Derrick scored $15,000 from Reebok, while Elizeu and Curtis banked $5,000 and $4,000, respectively. The highest earner of the night was Tim Boetsch, who walked away with a $20,0000 from the sports apparel giant despite coming up short to Omari Akhmedov.
That’s not all!
Take a look at the entire UFC Fight Night 146 Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie):
Junior Dos Santos: $15,000 def. Derrick Lewis: $15,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $5,000 def. Curtis Millender: $4,000
Niko Price: $5,000 def. Tim Means: $15,000
Blagoy Ivanov: $3,500 def. Ben Rothwell: $10,000
Beneil Dariush: $10,000 def. Drew Dober: $10,000
Omari Akhmedov: $5,000 def. Tim Boetsch: $20,000
Anthony Rocco Martin: $10,000 def. Sergio Moraes: $10,000
Yana Kunitskaya: $3,500 def. Marion Reneau: $5,000
Grant Dawson: $3,500 def. Julian Erosa: $4,000
Maurice Greene: $3,500 def. Jeff Hughes: $3,500
Matt Schnell: $4,000 def. Louis Smolka: $10,000
Alex Morono: $5,000 def. Zak Ottow: $5,000
Alex White: $5,000 def. Dan Moret: $3,500
According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a fighter has accumulated — combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions — the more coin he or she gets to fill his or her combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights a fighter has under the Endeavor umbrella ... well, the less he or she gets. According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20 to 30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness.
For complete UFC Wichita results and coverage click here.