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UFC 253 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Israel Adesanya gets most with $40k

ABU DHABI – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 253 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $225,000.

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 253 took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

The full UFC 253 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Israel Adesanya: $40,000
def. Paulo Costa: $30,000

Jan Blachowicz: $30,000
def. Dominick Reyes: $30,000

Brandon Royval: $3,500
def. Kai Kara-France: $5,000

Ketlen Vieira: $5,000
def. Sijara Eubanks: $5,000

Hakeem Dawodu: $5,000
def. Zubaira Tukhugov: $5,000

Brad Riddell: $3,500
def. Alex Da Silva: $3,500

Jake Matthews: $10,000
def. Diego Sanchez: $20,000

Ludovit Klein: $3,500
def. Shane Young: $4,000

William Knight: $3,500
def. Aleksa Camur: $3,500

Juan Espino: $3,500
def. Jeff Hughes: $4,000

Danilo Marques: $3,500
def. Khadis Ibragimov: $4,000

Under the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Reebok’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 $3,500 per appearance; 4-5 bouts get $4,000; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

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 2020 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $4,823,500
2019 total: $7,370,500
2018 total: $6,901,000
2017 total: $6,295,000
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $35,828,000

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