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UFC 256 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2020 total won’t surpass $7 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 256 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $220,500.

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 256 took place at UFC Apex. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

The full UFC 256 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Deiveson Figueiredo: $40,000
vs. Brandon Moreno: $30,000

Charles Oliveira: $20,000
def. Tony Ferguson: $15,000

Mackenzie Dern: $5,000
def. Virna Jandiroba: $4,000

Kevin Holland: $5,000
def. Ronaldo Souza: $15,000

Ciryl Gane: $4,000
def. Junior Dos Santos: $20,000

Cub Swanson: $20,000
def. Daniel Pineda: $5,000

Rafael Fiziev: $4,000
def. Renato Moicano: $5,000

Gavin Tucker: $4,000
def. Billy Quarantillo: $4,000

Tecia Torres: $10,000
def. Sam Hughes: $3,500

Chase Hooper: $3,500
def. Peter Barrett: $3,500

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: $6,373,500
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: $37,428,000

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