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Estimated Reebok sponsorship payouts for UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

Rousey and Correia score big with Reebok sponsorship, Shogun and Big Nog left underpaid.

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The second major pay-per-view event of the Reebok era came to a close on Saturday night with Ronda Rousey making quick work of Bethe Correia at UFC 190. It was easy to forget that her UFC women's bantamweight championship was on the line as the result of the fight was always a foregone conclusion. Nonetheless, the championship fight meant that both fighters would be earning top dollar from the Reebok sponsorship.

As the champion, Rousey earned a reported $40,000 from Reebok, while her challenger Correia earned $30,000. Rousey is also signed to an exclusive deal with Reebok, and since UFC 190 is trending close to UFC 189, she will likely receive more compensation from the apparel company.

Damian Maia was the only fighter on the card with more than 21 fights under the Zuffa banner, earning himself a $20,000 payday. Maia picked up a 2nd round submission win over Neil Magny, who netted $10,000 in sponsorship money.

Although considered by many as legends of the sport, former Pride and UFC Champions Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira only walked away with $10,000 in sponsorship money. Remember, only fights under the Zuffa banner (at the time of purchase) are counted.

Here is what the full card earned at UFC 190 (via MMA Junkie) :

(c) Ronda Rousey ($40,000) def. Bethe Correia ($30,000)

Mauricio Rua ($10,000) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($5,000)

Glaico Franca ($2,500) def. Fernando Bruno ($2,500)

Reginaldo Vieira ($2,500) def. Dileno Lopes ($2,500)

Stefan Struve ($10,000) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($10,000)

Antonio Silva ($5,000) def. Soa Palelei ($5,000)

Claudia Gadelha ($2,500) def. Jessica Aguilar ($2,500)

Demian Maia ($20,000) def. Neil Magny ($10,000)

Patrick Cummins ($5,000) def. Rafael Cavalcante ($5,000)

Warlley Alves ($2,500) def. Nordine Taleb ($2,500)

Iuri Alcantara ($10,000) def. Leandro Issa ($2,500)

Vitor Miranda ($2,500) def. Clint Hester ($5,000)

Guido Cannetti ($2,500) def. Hugo Viana ($5,000)

The listed payouts correspond with the following Reebok payout structure based on the amount of fights that fighters have competed in under the Zuffa banner.

Champion: $40,000
Title challenger: $30,000
More than 21 fights: $20,000
16-20 fights: $15,000
11-15 fights: $10,000
6-10 fights: $5,000
1-5 fights: $2,500

Of course, as is with any other payout system, the figures reported are not the entirety of what the fighters have earned. Merchandise sales and exclusive deals with Reebok could have fighters receiving more money than their reported earnings.

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