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UFC Fight Night 118 Official Results, Bonuses And Reebok Sponsorship Payout
GDANSK, Poland (Mon, October 23, 2017)– UFC Fight Night 118 took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The entire event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials announced the attendance at the post fight press conference of 11,138 with a live gate of $677,000.
In the main event, Darren Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) defeated Donald Cerrone (32-10 MMA, 19-7 UFC) with combos and ended the fight with his left hand. Till finished the fight via TKO (punches) in Round 1 at the 4:20 mark.
— UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017
In the co-main event, Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) used constant pressure as she overwhelm Jodie Esquibel (6-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and almost finished the fight on the mat. In the end, Kowalkiewicz defeated Esquibel via unanimous decision with the scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
— UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017
The officials also announced the winners of the bonuses which Darren Till, Jan Blachowicz, Brian Kelleher, and Damian Stasiak each earned an extra $50k bonuses for their performances. Till and Blachowicz each won “Performance of the Night” while Kelleher and Stasiak were awarded “Fight of the Night.”
Fighters from the event took home their Reebok Sponsorship Payout totaling $100,000. Leading the way was Donald Cerrone who earned a maximum non-title payout of $20k while Darren Till took home $2.5k. Coming in second was Sam Alvey and Felipe Arantes taking home $10k.
Under the sponsorship deal with Reebok, here are the program’s payout tiers: 1-5 bouts receive $2,500, 6-10 bouts get $5,000, 11-15 bouts earn $10,000, 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000, 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000. UFC fighters will also receive payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.
UFC Fight Night 118 Reebok Sponsorship Payout:
- Darren Till: $2,500
def. Donald Cerrone: $20,000
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $5,000
def. Jodie Esquibel: $2,500
- Jan Blachowicz: $5,000
def. Devin Clark: $2,500
- Oskar Piechota: $2,500
def. Jonathan Wilson: $2,500
- Marcin Held: $2,500
def. Nasrat Haqparast: $2,500
- Brian Kelleher: $2,500
def. Damian Stasiak: $2,500
- Ramazan Emeev: $2,500
def. Sam Alvey: $10,000
- Andre Fili: $5,000
def. Artem Lobov: $5,000
- Warlley Alves: $5,000
def. Salim Touahri: $2,500
- Aspen Ladd: $2,500
def. Lina Lansberg: $2,500
- Josh Emmett: $2,500
def. Felipe Arantes: $10,000
UFC Fight Night 118 results:
- Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) in Round 1, 4:20
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jan Blachowicz def. Devin Clark via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 2, 3:02
- Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Marcin Held def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Brian Kelleher def. Damian Stasiak via TKO (punches) in Round 3, 3:39
- Ramazan Emeev def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Andre Fili def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Warlley Alves def. Salim Touahri via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Aspen Ladd def. Lina Lansberg via TKO (punches) in Round 2, 2:33
- Josh Emmett def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
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