UFC Fight Night 218 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Derrick Lewis’ $21,000 tops card

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 218 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $136,000

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 Fight Night 218 took place at the UFC Apex. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC Fight Night 218 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Serghei Spivac: $6,000
def. Derrick Lewis: $21,000

Devin Clark: $11,000
def. Da-un Jung: $6,000

Marcin Tybura: $16,000
def. Blagoy Ivanov: $6,000

Dooho Choi: $6,000
vs. Kyle Nelson: $6,000

Adam Fugitt: $4,000
def. Yusaku Kinoshita: $4,000

Anshul Jubli: $4,000
def. Jeka Saragih: $4,000

Jeong Yeong Lee: $4,000
def. Yi Zha: $4,000

Rinya Nakamura: $4,000
def. Toshiomi Kazama: $4,000

Sung Hyun Park: $4,000
def. Seung Guk Choi: $4,000

Junyong Park: $6,000
def. Denis Tiuliulin: $4,000

Tatsuro Taira: $4,000
def. Jesus Santos Aguilar: $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 2187 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2181 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 $42,000 while title challengers get $32,000.

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 2023 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $632,500
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $15,151,500

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