UFC Fight Night 96 Reebok Sponsorship Payout, Bonuses and Video Highlights

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sunday October 2. 2016) UFC Fight Night 96 took place at Moda Center in Portland, Ore., and the main card aired on FS1 while the prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

To read our complete coverage of the event click here.

UFC Fight Night 96 event drew an announced attendance of 6,240 and a live gate of $501,035. UFC officials announced the tallies after the event.

Brandon Moreno, Nate Marquardt, Luis Henrique de Silva and Curtis Blaydes each earned $50,000 bonuses for their efforts at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96 event. All four picked up “Performance of the Night” awards. No “Fight of the Night” bonuses were given.

Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay totaling $115,000.

Veteran Nate Marquardt (35-16-2 MMA, 13-9 UFC) cane on top of the roster receiving $20,000. The rest of the card was not so fortunate, 15 of the 24 fighters only got paid $2,500 each.

Below is the complete Reebok Sponsorship Payout and video highlights of the event. 

UFC Fight Night UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts:

  • John Lineker (12th fight): $10,000
    def. John Dodson (10th fight): $5,000
  • Alex Oliveira (7th fight): $5,000
    def. Will Brooks (2nd fight): $2,500
  • Zak Ottow (1st fight): $2,500
    def. Josh Burkman (16th fight): $15,000
  • Brandon Moreno (1st fight): $2,500
    def. Louis Smolka (7th fight): $5,000
  • Luis Henrique da Silva (2nd fight): $2,500
    def. Joachim Christensen (1st fight): $2,500
  • Andre Fili (7th fight): $5,000
    def. Hacran Dias (7th fight): $5,000
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov (3rd fight): $2,500
    def. Walt Harris (5th fight): $2,500
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (3rd fight): $2,500
    def. Keita Nakamura (7th fight): $5,000
  • Nate Marquardt (24th fight): $20,000
    def. Tamdan McCrory (9th fight): $5,000
  • Ion Cutelaba (2nd fight): $2,500
    def. Jonathan Wilson (3rd fight): $2,500
  • Curtis Blaydes (2nd fight): $2,500
    def. Cody East (2nd fight): $2,500
  • Ketlan Vieira (1st fight): $2,500
    def. Kelly Faszholz (2nd fight): $2,500

Under the new 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 96

Video Highlights

John Lineker vs. John Dodson | UFC Fight Night Highlights:

Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira | UFC Fight Night Highlights:

Joshua Burkman vs. Zak Ottow | UFC Fight Night Highlights:

Louis Smolka vs. Brandon Moreno | UFC Fight Night Highlights:

By: Roberto Villa



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