A total of $170,000 was paid out to the athletes that participated in this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil as per the UFC Athlete Outfitting pay scale.
The event which was held at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo was headlined by a middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida. Machida, along with Jim Miller and Demian Maia were the biggest earners, although all three did not take home wins.
The UFC Athlete Outfitting pay scale was implemented after the UFC’s partnership with Reebok several years ago.
Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.
In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.
The full UFC Fight Night 119 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:
Derek Brunson: $15,000
defeated Lyoto Machida: $20,000
Colby Covington: $5,000
defeated Demian Maia: $20,000
Pedro Munhoz: $5,000
defeated Rob Font: $5,000
Francisco Trinaldo: $15,000
defeated Jim Miller: $20,000
Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
defeated Jack Hermansson: $2,500
John Lineker: $10,000
defeated Marlon Vera: $5,000
Vicente Luque: $5,000
defeated Niko Price: $2,500
Antonio Carlos Junior: $5,000
defeated Jack Marshman: $2,500
Jared Gordon: $2,500
defeated Hacran Dias: $5,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $2,500
defeated Max Griffin: $2,500
Deiveson Figueiredo: $2,500
defeated Jarred Brooks: $2,500
Marcelo Golm: $2,500
defeated Christian Colombo: $2,500