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UFC on ESPN+ 40 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $36.5 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 40 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $146,500.

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 on ESPN+ 40 took place at UFC Apex. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN+ 40 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Glover Teixeira: $15,000
def. Thiago Santos: $15,000

Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
def. Tanner Boser: $4,000

Raoni Barcelos: $4,000
def. Khalid Taha: $4,000

Giga Chikadze: $4,000
def. Jamey Simmons: $3,500

Yan Xiaonan: $5,000
def. Claudia Gadelha: $10,000

Trevin Giles: $5,000
def. Bevon Lewis: $4,000

Alexandr Romanov: $3,500
def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $10,000

Darren Elkins: $20,000
def. Eduardo Garagorri: $3,500

Max Griffin: $5,000
def. Ramiz Brahimaj: $3,500

Gustavo Lopez: $3,500
def. Anthony Birchak: $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: $5,550,500
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: $36,555,000

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