UFC on ESPN 43 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: ‘Chito’ tops card with $21k

SAN ANTONIO – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 43 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $137,000.

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 43 took place at AT&T Center. The card aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN 43 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Cory Sandhagen: $11,000
def. Marlon Vera: $21,000

Holly Holm: $11,000
def. Yana Santos: $6,000

Nate Landwehr: $6,000
def. Austin Lingo: $4,500

Andrea Lee: $6,000
def. Maycee Barber: $6,000

Albert Duraev: $4,000
def. Chidi Njokuani: $4,500

Daniel Pineda: $11,000
def. Tucker Lutz: $4,000

Lucas Alexander: $4,000
def. Steven Peterson: $6,000

Trevin Giles: $11,000
def. Preston Parsons: $4,000

CJ Vergara: $4,500
def. Daniel Lacerda: $4,500

Victor Altamirano: $4,000
def. Vinicius Salvador: $4,000

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 $4,500; 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 $43,000 while title challengers get $43,000.

In addition to experience-based pay, UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-43 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

Full 2023 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $1,771,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $16,290,000

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 43.

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