UFC on ESPN+ 5 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total nears $25 million

LONDON – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 5 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $121,500.

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+ 5 took place at The O2 in London. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN+ 5 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Jorge Masvidal: $15,000

def. Darren Till: $5,000

Leon Edwards: $10,000

def. Gunnar Nelson: $10,000

Dominick Reyes: $4,000

def. Volkan Oezdemir: $5,000

Nathaniel Wood: $3,500

def. Jose Quinonez: $5,000

Claudio Silva: $4,000

def. Danny Roberts: $5,000

Jack Marshman: $5,000

def. John Phillips: $3,500

Arnold Allen: $4,000

def. Jordan Rinaldi: $4,000

Marc Diakiese: $5,000

def. Joseph Duffy: $5,000

Saparbek Safarov: $3,500

def. Nicolae Negumereanu: $3,500

Dan Ige: $4,000

def. Danny Henry: $3,500

Molly McCann: $3,500

def. Priscila Cachoeira: $3,500

Mike Grundy: $3,500

def. Nad Narimani: $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: $1,474,000

2018 total: $6,901,000

2017 total: $6,295,000

2016 total: $7,138,000

2015 total: $3,185,000

Program-to-date total: $25,993,000

For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 5, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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