Matchmaker Sean Shelby: “Guys! No need to fight at the weigh-ins for so little Reebok sponsorship money!”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Reebok Power Rangers have invaded Scotland. Below are complete results for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites, which was held in Glasgow.
We also have individual Reebok payouts for each fighter on the card. Beginning this month, July of 2015, Reebok is now the exclusive fight week apparel sponsor for the UFC. Reebok sponsorship amounts paid to fighters are based on tenure: 1-5 fights = $2,500; 6-10 fights = $5,000; 11-15 fights = $10,000; 16-20 fights = $15,000; more than 20 fights gets you $20,000. Title challengers get $30,000 and champions get $40,000. Please note that this sponsorship money is separate from the actual fight purses (show and win money) and post-fight bonuses.
In this card, we have one veteran fighter maxing out the Reebok payout for non-title fights, and an undercard full of mostly European fighters bouncing around in the 1-5 fight range. Did this card beat the lowest total Reebok payout of $90,000 set by The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale? Either go through this detailed breakdown complete with results, or scroll way down to the end for a simplified Reebok payout list.
Michael Bisping defeated Thales Leites via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47) (Middleweight)
Bisping has consistently fought 2-3 times each year for the UFC since 2006. Because of his dogged consistency, he has maxed out the Reebok payout limit for non-title fights. He gets $20,000 for his 24th UFC fight. Leites gets $10,000 for his 14th UFC fight.
Evan Dunham defeated Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) (Lightweight)
Dunham gets $10,000 for his 15th UFC fight. Pearson gets $15,000 for his 16th UFC fight. Oh, what a difference one fight makes.
It goes downhill from here people! Wayyy downhill. It’s like a boxing undercard down there, the way they’re just handing out $2.5k Reebok payouts.
Joseph Duffy defeated Ivan Jorge via submission, Round 1, 3:05 (Lightweight)
This was Duffy’s 2nd UFC fight and Jorge’s 4th. They both get $2,500.
Joanne Calderwood defeated Cortney Casey-Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) (Women’s Strawweight)
This was Calderwood’s 2nd UFC fight and the Octagon debut for Casey-Sanchez. They both get $2,500.
Leon Edwards defeated Pawel Pawlak via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) (Welterweight)
This was the 3rd UFC fight for both Edwards and Pawlak. They both get $2,500.
Stevie Ray defeated Leonardo Mafra via TKO, Round 1, 2:30 (Lightweight)
This was Ray’s 2nd UFC fight and Mafra’s 4th. They both get $2,500.
Patrick Holohan defeated Vaughan Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) (Flyweight)
Holohan gets $2,500 for his 4th UFC fight. Lee gets $5,000 for his 8th UFC fight.
Ilir Latifi defeated Hans Stringer via KO, Round 1, 0:56 (Light Heavyweight)
This was Latifi’s 5th UFC fight and Stringer’s 3rd. They both get $2,500.
Mickael Lebout defeated Teemu Packalen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) (Lightweight)
This was Lebout’s 2nd UFC fight and Packalen’s Octagon debut. They both get $2,500.
Robert Whiteford defeated Paul Redmond via TKO, Round 1, 3:04 (Featherweight)
This was Whiteford’s 3rd UFC fight and Redmond’s 2nd. They both get $2,500.
Jimmie Rivera defeated Marcus Brimage via TKO, Round 1, 1:29 (Bantamweight)
Rivera gets $2,500 for his Octagon debut. Brimage gets $5,000 for his 8th UFC fight.
Daniel Omielanczuk defeated Chris De La Rocha via TKO, Round 1, 0:48 (Heavyweight)
This was Omielanczuk’s 4th UFC fight and De La Rocha’s Octagon debut. They both get $2,500.
UFC Fight Night 72 Reebok payouts:
Michael Bisping – $20,000 (after 23 previous fights)
Ross Pearson – $15,000 (after 15 previous fights)
Evan Dunham – $10,000 (after 14 previous fights)
Thales Leites – $10,000 (after 13 previous fights)
Vaughan Lee – $5,000 (after 7 previous fights)
Marcus Brimage – $5,000 (after 7 previous fights)
All 18 other fighters on the card – $2,500 each
(After 4 previous fights) Ilir Latifi
(After 3 previous fights) Ivan Jorge, Leonardo Mafra, Patrick Holohan, Daniel Omielanczuk
(After 2 previous fights) Leon Edwards, Pawel Pawlak, Hans Stringer, Robert Whiteford
(After 1 previous fight) Joseph Duffy, Joanne Calderwood, Stevie Ray, Mickael Lebout, Paul Redmond
(UFC debut) Cortney Casey-Sanchez, Teemu Packalen, Jimmie Rivera, Chris De La Rocha
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 72 TOTAL REEBOK PAYOUT – $110,000
Total Reebok payouts of previous UFC events:
UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee – $137,500
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale: Ellenberger vs. Thompson – $90,000
UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor – $235,000
Replays of UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites air on Balls Channel July 19 10:30am & 6:30pm. Balls Channel is on SkyCable channel 34 and Destiny Cable channel 36.
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