SAITAMA Fighters from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $107,500.
UFC Fight Night 117 took place at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The card aired on FXX.Leading the way were the two event headliners. Ovince Saint Preux (20-10 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Yushin Okami (34-11 MMA, 13-6 UFC) each received $15,000 for their main event bout, which Saint Preux won by first-round submission.
The full UFC Fight Night 117 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included:
Ovince Saint Preux: $15,000
def. Yushin Okami: $15,000Jessica Andrade: $10,000def. Claudia Gadelha: $5,000
”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: $2,500
def. Takanori Gomi: $10,000Gokhan Saki: $2,500def. Henrique da Silva: $5,000Teruto Ishihara: $5,000def. Ronaldo Dy: $2,500Jussier Formiga: $5,000def. Ulka Sasaki: $5,000Keita Nakamura: $5,000def. Alex Morono: $2,500Syuri Kondo: $2,500def. Chan-Mi Jeon: $2,500Shinsho Anzai: $2,500def. Luke Jumeau: $2,500Daichi Abe: $2,500def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $5,000Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting programs 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 2017 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts:
  • “UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami” $107,500
  • “UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch” $92,500“UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2” $185,000“UFC Fight Night 115: Struve vs. Volkov” $90,000“UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno” $117,500“UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2” $327,500“UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum” $140,000“UFC Fight Night 113: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio” $77,500“UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker” $182,500“The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale: Johnson vs. Gaethje” $122,500“UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee” $182,500“UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia” $152,500“UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt” $110,000“UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway” $212,500“UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira” $112,500“UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2” $265,000“UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov” $200,000“UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis” $200,000“UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2” $205,000“UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson” $95,000“UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum” $190,000“UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2” $175,000“UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne” $122,500“UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie” $215,000“UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie” $90,000“UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena” $155,000“UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn” $125,000

Year-to-date total: $4,250,000
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $14,573,000For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 117, check out the UFC Events section of the site.