UFC 302 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Islam Makhachev’s $42,000 tops card

NEWARK, N.J. – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 302 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $281,500.

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

The full UFC 302 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Islam Makhachev: $42,000
def. Dustin Poirier: $32,000

Sean Strickland: $21,000
def. Paulo Costa: $6,000

Kevin Holland: $21,000
def. Michal Oleksiejczuk: $11,000

Niko Price: $6,000
def. Alex Morono: $21,000

Randy Brown: $16,000
def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $11,000

Roman Kopylov: $6,000
def. Cesar Almeida: $4,000

Grant Dawson: $11,000
def. Joe Solecki: $6,000

Jailton Almeida: $6,000
def. Alexandr Romanov: $6,000

Jake Matthews: $16,000
def. Phil Rowe: $6,000

Bassil Hafez: $4,000
def. Mickey Gall: $11,000

Ailin Perez: $4,500
def. Joselyne Edwards: $6,000

Andre Lima: $4,000
def. Mitch Raposo: $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 2024 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $3,264,500
2023 total: $8,188,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $26,001,500

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