UFC 204 Athlete Outfitting pay: Champ Michael Bisping leads the way with $40,000 payout

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MANCHESTER, England – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 204 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $202,500.

UFC 204 took place at Manchester Arena in England, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Leading the way was UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC), who recorded a razor-thin unanimous-decision win over Dan Henderson (32-15 MMA, 9-9 UFC), who left with $30,000 as the title challenger.

The full UFC 204 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:

Michael Bisping: $40,000
def. Dan Henderson: $30,000

Gegard Mousasi: $10,000
def. Vitor Belfort: $20,000

Jimi Manuwa: $5,000
def. Ovince Saint Preux: $10,000

Stefan Struve: $15,000
def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $5,000

Mirsad Bektic: $2,500
def. Russell Doane: $5,000

Iuri Alcantara: $10,000
def. Brad Pickett: $15,000

Damian Stasiak: $2,500
def. Davey Grant: $2,500

Leon Edwards: $5,000
def. Albert Tumenov: $5,000

Marc Diakiese: $2,500
def. Lukasz Sajewski: $2,500

Mike Perry: $2,500
def. Danny Roberts: $2,500

Leonardo Santos: $5,000
def. Adriano Martins: $5,000

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by 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.

Full 2016 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:

Year-to-date total: $5,383,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $8,568,000

For more on UFC 204, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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