Cejudo-Shevchenko Headline UFC 238 Reebok Pay
Two of the UFC’s top stars not only walked out with gold on Saturday, June 8th, but $40,000 extra in their pocket from Reebok’s deal with the UFC.
At UFC 238, both new bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko earned $40k for their emphatic wins over Marlon Moraes and Jessica Eye,. For their efforts Moraes and Eye each walked out with $30,000 from the UFC’s official athletic outfitter.
Henry Cejudo: $40,000 def. Marlon Moraes: $30,000
Valentina Shevchenko: $40,000 def. Jessica Eye: $30,000
Tony Ferguson: $15,000 def. Donald Cerrone: $20,000
Petr Yan: $4,000 def. Jimmie Rivera: $5,000
Blagoy Ivanov: $3,500 def. Tai Tuivasa: $4,000
Tatiana Suarez: $4,000 def. Nina Ansaroff: $5,000
Aljamain Sterling: $10,000 def. Pedro Munhoz: $10,000
Alexa Grasso: $4,000 def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $5,000
Calvin Kattar: $4,000 def. Ricardo Lamas: $20,000
Yan Xiaonan: $4,000 def. Angela Hill: $10,000
Darren Stewart: $5,000 def. Bevon Lewis: $3,500
Eddie Wineland: $15,000 def. Grigorii Popov: $3,500
Katlyn Chookagian: $5,000 def. Joanne Calderwood: $5,000
Per MMA Junkie: 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). F
Fighters with under three fights in the UFC earn $3,500, while between 4-5 fights gets them $4,000, 6-10 fights get $5,00, 11-15 fights earn $10,000, 16-20 earn $15,00, and over 21 fights gain $20,000, with champions earning $40,000 and challengers earning $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.