UFC Fight Night 233 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $22 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 233 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $159,500

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 Fight Night 233 took place at the UFC Apex. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC Fight Night 233 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Song Yadong: $11,000
def. Chris Gutierrez: $11,000

Khalil Rountree: $11,000
def. Anthony Smith: $21,000

Nasrat Haqparast: $11,000
def. Jamie Mullarkey: $6,000

Tim Elliott: $16,000
def. Su Mudaerji: $6,000

Andre Muniz: $6,000
def. Junyong Park: $6,000

Kevin Jousset: $4,000
def. Song Kenan: $6,000

Sung Hyun Park: $4,000
def. Shannon Ross: $4,000

Steve Garcia: $6,000
def. Melquizael Costa: $4,000

Luana Santos: $4,000
def. Stephanie Egger: $6,000

Tatsuro Taira: $4,500
def. Carlos Hernandez: $4,000

Talita Alencar: $4,000
def. Rayanne Amanda: $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 2331 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: $7,848,500
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $22,367,500

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