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UFC on ESPN+ 37 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $36 million

ABU DHABI – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $129,000.

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 on ESPN+ 37 took place at Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN+ 37 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Cory Sandhagen: $5,000
def. Marlon Moraes: $5,000

Edson Barboza: $20,000
def. Makwan Amirkhani: $5,000

Marcin Tybura: $10,000
def. Ben Rothwell: $10,000

Dricus du Plessis: $3,500
def. Markus Perez: $5,000

Tom Aspinall: $3,500
def. Alan Baudot: $3,500

Ilia Topuria: $3,500
def. Youssef Zalal: $4,000

Tom Breese: $5,000
def. K.B. Bhullar: $3,500

Chris Daukaus: $3,500
def. Rodrigo Nascimento: $3,500

Joaquin Buckley: $3,500
def. Impa Kasanganay: $3,500

Tony Kelley: $3,500
def. Ali Alqaisi: $3,500

Giga Chikadze: $4,000
def. Omar Morales: $3,500

Tracy Cortez: $3,500
def. Stephanie Egger: $3,500

Tagir Ulanbekoc: $3,500
def. Bruno Silva: $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: $5,070,500
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: $36,075,000

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