UFC 295 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Title fight athletes net $32,000 each

NEW YORK – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 295 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $272,500.

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 295 took place at Madison Square Garden. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

The full UFC 295 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Alex Pereira: $32,000
def. Jiri Prochazka: $32,000

Tom Aspinall: $32,000
def. Sergei Pavlovich: $32,000

Jessica Andrade: $21,000
def. Mackenzie Dern: $11,000

Benoit Saint-Denis: $6,000
def. Matt Frevola: $6,000

Diego Lopes: $4,000
def. Pat Sabatini: $6,000

Steve Erceg: $4,000
def. Alessandro Costa: $4,000

Loopy Godinez: $6,000
def. Tabatha Ricci: $6,000

Mateusz Rebecki: $4,000
def. Roosevelt Roberts: $6,000

Nazim Sadykhov: $4,000
vs. Viacheslav Borshchev: $4,500

Jared Gordon: $11,000
def. Mark Madsen: $6,000

John Castaneda: $6,000
def. Kyung Ho Kang: $11,000

Joshua Van: $4,000
def. Kevin Borjas: $4,000

Jamall Emmers: $6,000
def. Dennis Buzukja: $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 $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: $7,305,500
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $21,824,500

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