Reebok Pay Report: Holloway And Aldo Make Bank, As Payouts Topple $16 Million

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 2, for yet another exciting night of fights. This time around, the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion hosted the highly anticipated fight card of UFC 218 inside the Little Caesars Arena for the Detroit crowd and for fight fans tuning in to the pay-per-view worldwide.

There were a series of entertaining match ups on the night’s card, including a title fight rematch and a heavyweight war in the main event and the co-headliner. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway headlined the event with a stunning title defense match up. Of course, Holloway did not square off with the opponent initially expected come fight night.

Holloway was initially expected to throw down with Frankie Edgar in the night’s headliner. However, Edgar was pulled from the fight after suffering an injury. As a result, former champion and former opponent Jose Aldo stepped up on short notice to fight for the featherweight title once again.

Aldo and Holloway first faced off at UFC 212. There, Holloway unified his interim title with a stunning TKO victory over the historically dominant featherweight fighter. At UFC 218, Aldo suffered the same results.

In a dominant fashion, Holloway managed to score his second consecutive third round TKO stoppage over “Scarface.” Of course, that was not the only stoppage of the night.

UFC 218’s co-main event featured a heavyweight war between UFC heavyweight No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem and rising MMA star Francis Ngannou. Ngannou remains undefeated inside the octagon, as the fighter earned a vicious knockout win over the former K-1 Grand Prix champion.

With the exciting night of fights now in the books, it’s time to take a look at the UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts for UFC 218.

As part of the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok, the sports apparel company compensates fighters for their performances inside the octagon. The total amount of compensation is based on the number of fights each competitor has under the UFC, the Zuffa era of the WEC and the Zuffa era of Strikforce. As a result, the night’s headliners walked away with big sums. Holloway earned a total $40,000 from Reebok, as Aldo walked away with $30,000.

For a full breakdown of the night’s UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts, check out the list below as provided by MMA Junkie:

Max Holloway: $40,000
Jose Aldo: $30,000

Alistair Overeem: $10,000
Francis Ngannou: $5,000

Henry Cejudo: $5,000
Sergio Pettis: $5,000

Eddie Alvarez: $5,000
Justin Gaethje: $2,500

Tecia Torres: $5,000
Michelle Waterson: $2,500

Charles Oliveira: $15,000
Paul Felder: $5,000

Alex Oliveira: $10,000
Yancy Medeiros: $10,000

David Teymur: $2,500
Drakkar Klose: $2,500

Felice Herrig: $5,000
Cortney Casey: $5,000

Amanda Cooper: $2,500
Angela Magana: $2,500

Sabah Homasi: $2,500
Abdul Razak Alhassan: $2,500

Jeremy Kimball: $2,500
Dominick Reyes: $2,500

Justin Willis: $2,500
Allen Crowder: $2,500

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