UFC Fight Night 223 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Marcos Rogerio de Lima tops card with $16k

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 223 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $144,500.

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 223 took place at the UFC Apex. The main card streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2.

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The full UFC Fight Night 223 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Song Yadong: $11,000
def. Ricky Simon: $11,000

Caio Borralho: $4,500
def. Michal Oleksiejczuk: $11,000

Rodolfo Vieira: $6,000
def. Cody Brundage: $4,500

Fernando Padilla: $4,000
def. Julian Erosa: $11,000

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $16,000
def. Waldo Cortes-Acosta: $4,000

Trey Waters: $4,000
def. Josh Quinlan: $4,000

Martin Buday: $4,000
def. Jake Collier: $11,000

Cody Durden: $6,000
def. Charles Johnson: $4,500

Irina Alekseeva: $4,000
def. Stephanie Egger: $6,000

Marcus McGhee: $4,000
def. Journey Newson: $6,000


Jamey-Lyn Horth: $4,000
def. Hailey Cowan: $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 2231 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: $2,556,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $17,145,000

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 223.

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