UFC on ESPN+ 16 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $29 million

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 16 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $151,000.

The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and other items under the fighter code of conduct, replaces the previous payments made under the UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy.

UFC on ESPN+ 16 took place Saturday at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The entire card streamed ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN+ 16 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Donald Cerrone: $20,000

Justin Gaethje: $5,000

Glover Teixeira: $15,000

Nikita Krylov: $10,000

Todd Duffee: $5,000

Jeff Hughes: $3,500

Michel Pereira: $3,500

Tristan Connelly: $3,500

Antonio Carlos Junior: $10,000

Uriah Hall: $10,000

Misha Cirkunov: $5,000

Jim Crute: $3,500

Marcin Tybura: $5,000

Augusto Sakai: $3,500

Cole Smith: $3,500

Miles Johns: $3,500

Brad Katona: $4,000

Hunter Azure: $3,500

Chas Skelly: $10,000

Jordan Griffin: $3,500

Louis Smolka: $10,000

Ryan MacDonald: $3,500

Kyle Prepolec: $3,500

Austin Hubbard: $3,500

Under the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’s multi-year sponsorship with the UFC, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC fights (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2011 and later). Fighters with 1-3 bouts receive $3,500 per appearance; 4-5 bouts get $4,000; 6-10 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.

In addition to experience-based pay, 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.

Full 2019 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $5,404,000

2018 total: $6,901,000

2017 total: $6,295,000

2016 total: $7,138,000

2015 total: $3,185,000

Program-to-date total: $29,038,000

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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