UFC on ESPN 53 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Main event combines for $22,000

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 53 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $148,000.

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 53 took place at the UFC Apex. The card aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN 53 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Rose Namajunas: $11,000
def. Amanda Ribas: $11,000

Karl Williams: $4,000
def. Justin Tafa: $6,000

Edmen Shahbazyan: $6,000
def. AJ Dobson: $4,500

Payton Talbott: $4,000
def. Cameron Saaiman: $4,500

Youssef Zalal: $6,000
def. Billy Quarantillo: $6,000

Fernando Padilla: $4,000
def. Luis Pajuelo: $4,000

Trey Ogden: $4,500
def. Kurt Holobaugh: $6,000

Julian Erosa: $11,000
def. Ricardo Ramos: $11,000

Miles Johns: $6,000
def. Cody Gibson: $6,000

Jarno Errens: $4,000
def. Steven Nguyen: $4,000

Dariya Zheleznyakova: $4,000
def. Montserrat Rendon: $4,000

Andre Lima: $4,000
def. Igor Severino: $4,000

Mick Parkin: $4,000
def. Mohammed Usman: $4,500

Under the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Venum’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 $4,000 per appearance; 4-5 bouts get $4,530; 6-10 bouts get $6,000; 11-15 bouts earn $11,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $16,000; and 21 bouts and more get $21,000. Additionally, champions earn $53,000 while title challengers get $53,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-53 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2024 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $1,669,500
2023 total: $8,188,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $24,406,500

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 53.

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