UFC 223 Official Results, Reebok Sponsorship Payout and Bonuses
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Sun, April 8, 2018)– UFC 223 took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1.
The event drew an announced attendance of 17,026 and a live gate of $3,007,108.12. UFC President Dana White announced the tallies at the post-fight news conference.
In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) became the new lightweight champion with a unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta (13-4-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) who took this fight in just one day’s notice. In the co-main, Rose Namajunas (8-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) defended her women’s strawweight title with a second win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) via unanimous decision.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Chris Gruetzemacher, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak each earned an extra $50k bonuses. Magomedsharipov and Bochniak earned the “Fight of the Night” and Aubin-Mercier and Gruetzemacher each won “Performance of the Night.” UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-fight news conference.
Fighters from the event took home their Reebok Sponsorship Payout totaling $220,500. Leading the way was UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas who earned a maximum $40,000 payout for a champion title defense. Tied for second was Khabib Nurmagomedov, Al Iaquinta and Joanna Jedrzejczyk each earning $30k.
UFC 223 Reebook Sponsorship Payout:
- Khabib Nurmagomedov: $30,000
- Al Iaquinta: $30,000
- Rose Namajunas: $40,000
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $30,000
- Renato Moicano: $5,000
- Calvin Kattar: $3,500
- Zabit Magomedsharipov: $3,500
- Kyle Bochniak: $5,000
- Chris Gruetzemacher: $5,000
- Joe Lauzon: $20,000
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $5,000
- Felice Herrig: $5,000
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $5,000
def. Evan Dunham: $15,000
- Ashlee Evans-Smith: $5,000
- Bec Rawlings: $5,000
- Devin Clark: $5,000
- Mike Rodriguez: $3,500
Fighters with 1-3 bouts receive $3,500 per appearance; 4-10 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. Also, 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.
UFC 223 Official Results:
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)
Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Renato Moicano def. Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon via TKO (corner stoppage) in Round 2, 5:00
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Felice Herrig via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Evan Dunham via TKO (strikes) in Round 1, 0:53
Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Bec Rawlings via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Devin Clark def. Michael Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
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