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UFC on Fox 17 Reebok Payouts

Brice Schroeder

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Rafael dos Anjos dominated in his title bout on Saturday and closed out 2015 for the UFC with a bang.  With the next event not occurring until the next calendar year, it provides us with a good point to review the UFC’s total payouts for the first year of their Reebok deal.  The UFC has now paid out a total of $3,182,500 in total sponsorship money since the Reebok partnership was introduced in July.  The deal replaced all the athlete’s fight week sponsorships with a flat-rate check from the UFC in exchange for Reebok being the sole apparel brand used by all UFC athletes.

The fighter’s from UFC on Fox 17 took home a total of $245,000 from the UFC’s Athlete Outfitting Pay Program, the 2nd highest total of the year trailing only last weekend’s mega-event headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor and tying it with the Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm matchup.

After signing an exclusive apparel deal with Reebok in July, the UFC decided to distribute the sponsorship money to the athletes based on the number of fights within the Zuffa banner (UFC, Strikeforce, and WEC).  Fighters with 1-5 fights receive $2,500 per appearance, 6-10 fights receive $5,000, 11-15 fights earn $10,000, 16-20 fights earn $15,000, and 21 bouts or more earn $20,000.  All UFC champions (including interim champions) are paid $40,000 with title challengers making $30,000.  Fighters also receive 20%-30% of all merchandise sales with their likeness attached.

Only two fighters, Nick Diaz and Danny Castillo, qualified for the max non-champion payout.

The full report of Reebok payouts is listed below:

 

Rafael dos Anjos: $40,000

defeated Donald Cerrone: $30,000

 

Alistair Overeem: $5,000

defeated Junior dos Santos: $10,000

 

Nate Diaz: $20,000

defeated Michael Johnson: $10,000

 

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $2,500

defeated Randa Markos: $2,500

 

Charles Oliveira: $10,000

defeated Myles Jury: $5,000

 

Nate Marquardt: $20,000

defeated C.B. Dollaway: $15,000

 

Valentina Shevchenko: $2,500

defeated Sarah Kaufman: $2,500

 

Tamdan McCrory: $5,000

defeated Josh Samman: $2,500

 

Nik Lentz: $10,000

defeated Danny Castillo: $20,000

 

Jim Alers: $2,500

no-contest Cole Miller: $15,000

 

Kamaru Usman: $2,500

defeated Leon Edwards: $2,500

 

Vicente Luque: $2,500

defeated Hayder Hassan: $2,500

 

Francis Ngannou: $2,500

defeated Luiz Henrique: $2,500

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2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app

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This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.

The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bh.iaa.bahraintv&hl=en

IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/bahrain-tv/id992105518?mt=8

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*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results

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The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.

Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.

Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.


MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST

  • Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
    • Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
    • Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
    • Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
  • Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
    • ResultOskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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