Northcutt joins the likes of megastars Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, and former champions Chris Weidman, Johny Hendricks, and Anthony Pettis as a few of the only fighters on the roster also signed to individual deals.
Under the current UFC-Reebok payout structure, Northcutt is set to receive $1,500 a fight for adhereing to all outfitting policies during fight week. His pockets will likely be a bit fatter with his new individual deal in place.
Northcutt entered the UFC with a perfect 5-0 record and was highly touted after his appearance on Dana White’s show "Lookin’ for a Fight". He started his UFC career with a bang, finishing his first two opponents but suffered a setback against Bryan Barberena in January, his third fight in four months.
Northcutt returns on July 9 at UFC 200, where he’ll take the Octagon, officially, as a Reebok-sponsored athlete.