UFC Fight Island 4 went down last night (Sat., Oct. 3, 2020) inside Flash Forum Arena located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and now it’s time to see who took home the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Long-time mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran, Carlos Condit, took home the biggest sponsorship check from the sports apparel outfitter to the tune of $20,000 after he defeated Court McGee in “Prelim” action (recap). That’s more than the event headliners combined, as Holly Holm took home $10,000, while Irene Aldana netted a $5,000 payout.
UFC’s deal with Reebok will not renew in 2021, as the promotion has locked down an exclusive deal with Venum to be its exclusive outfitter moving forward.
But, that’s not all, take a look at the rest of the payouts (via MMA Junkie):
Holly Holm: $10,000 def. Irene Aldana: $5,000
Carlos Felipe: $3,500 def. Yorgan De Castro: $3,500
Germaine de Randamie: $5,000 def. Julianna Pena: $5,000
Kyler Phillips: $3,500 def. Cameron Else: $3,500
Dusko Todorovic: $3,500 def. Dequan Townsend: $4,000
Carlos Condit: $20,000 def. Court McGee: $15,000
Charles Jourdain: $4,000 vs. Josh Culibao: $3,500
Nassourdine Imavov: $3,500 def. Jordan Williams: $3,500
Loma Lookboonmee: $3,500 def. Jinh Yu Frey: $3,500
Casey Kenney: $4,000 def. Heili Alateng: $3,500
Luigi Vendramini: $3,500 def. Jessin Ayari: $4,000
According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a fighter has accumulated — combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions — the more coin he or she gets to fill his or her combat sports piggy bank. And the less fights a fighter has under the Endeavor umbrella … well, the less he or she gets.
Per the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20 to 30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That’s a great way for the Internet “morons” to help the cause.
For complete UFC Fight Island 4 results and coverage click here.