UFC 288 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Aljamain Sterling nets biggest bag

NEWARK, N.J. – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 288 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $267,500.

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 288 took place at Prudential Center. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

The full UFC 288 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Aljamain Sterling: $42,000
def. Henry Cejudo: $32,000

Belal Muhammad: $16,000
def. Gilbert Burns: $21,000

Yan Xiaonan: $6,000
def. Jessica Andrade: $21,000

Movsar Evloev: $6,000
def. Diego Lopes: $4,000

Charles Jourdain: $11,000
def. Kron Gracie: $4,000

Matt Frevola: $6,000
def. Drew Dober: $21,000

Kennedy Nzechukwu: $6,000
def. Devin Clark: $16,000

Khaos Williams: $6,000
def. Rolando Bedoya: $4,000

Virna Jandiroba: $6,000
def. Marina Rodriguez: $11,000

Parker Porter: $6,000
def. Braxton Smith: $4,000

Ikram Aliskerov: $4,000
def. Phil Hawes: $6,000

Claudio Ribeiro: $4,000
def. Joseph Holmes: $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 $4,500; 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: $2,823,500
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $17,412,500

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