UFC Fight Night 217 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $14.5 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 217 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $137,000.

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 217 took place at the UFC Apex. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC Fight Night 217 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Sean Strickland: $16,000
Nassourdine Imavov: $6,000

Dan Ige: $11,000
Damon Jackson: $6,000

Punahele Soriano: $6,000
Roman Kopylov: $4,500

Ketlen Vieira: $6,000
Raquel Pennington: $16,000

Umar Nurmagomedov: $4,500
Raoni Barcelos: $6,000

Claudio Ribeiro: $4,000
Abdul Razak Alhassan: $11,000

Javid Basharat: $4,000
Mateus Mendonca: $4,000

Mateusz Rebecki: $4,000
Nick Fiore: $4,000

Allan Nascimento: $4,000
def. Carlos Hernandez: $4,000

Dan Argueta: $4,000
def. Nick Aguirre: $4,000

Charles Johnson: $4,000
def. Jimmy Flick: $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 2177 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce bouts (April 2171 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:

  • “UFC Fight Night 217: Strickland vs. Imavov” – $137,000

Year-to-date total: $137,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $14,656,000

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