Reebok Pay Report: Despite Stacked Year End Event, Most Fighters Don’t Crack $5k

Fight fans gathered around the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday night, Dec. 30, for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s highly anticipated UFC 219 fight card. The event featured the long awaited octagon return of top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and a main event title fight between featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and former bantamweight title holder Holly Holm. With the exciting night of fights now in the books, the time has come to take a look at the UFC fighter payroll and salaries for the UFC 219 Athlete Outfitting payouts.

As part of the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok, the sports apparel company compensates competitors for their octagon performances. The total amount of compensation is dictated by the number of fights each competitor has achieved under the UFC banner, the Zuffa era of WEC and the Zuffa era of Strikeforce. As a result, fighters with more match ups under their belts tend to pull in more from the Reebok payouts.

This time around, however, a total of 15 fighters from the night’s card earned $5,000 or less. Cris Cyborg earned the most, with a grand total of $40,000. For a full breakdown of the UFC 219 Athlete Outfitting payouts, check out the list below:

Cris Cyborg: $40,000
Holly Holm: $30,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $5,000
def. Edson Barboza: $15,000

Dan Hooker: $5,000
def. Marc Diakiese: $2,500

Carla Esparza: $5,000
def. Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500

Neil Magny: $15,000
def. Carlos Condit: $15,000

Michal Oleksiejczuk: $2,500
def. Khalil Rountree: $5,000

Myles Jury: $5,000
def. Rick Glenn: $2,500

Marvin Vettori: $2,500
vs. Omari Akhmedov: $5,000

Matheus Nicolau: $2,500
def. Louis Smolka: $5,000

Tim Elliott: $5,000
def. Mark De La Rosa: $2,500

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