UFC 257 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Michael Chandler gets $3,500 in debut

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 257 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $174,000.

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 257 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 257 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Dustin Poirier: $20,000
def. Conor McGregor: $10,000

Michael Chandler: $3,500
def. Dan Hooker: $15,000

Joanne Calderwood: $10,000
def. Jessica Eye: $10,000

Makhmud Muradov: $3,500
def. Andrew Sanchez: $5,000

Marina Rodriguez: $5,000
def. Amanda Ribas: $4,000

Arman Tsarukyan: $4,000
def. Matt Frevola: $4,000

Brad Tavares: $15,000
def. Antonio Carlos Junior: $10,000

Julianna Pena: $5,000
def. Sara McMann: $10,000

Marcin Prachnio: $4,000
def. Khalil Rountree: $5,000

Movsar Evloev: $4,000
def. Nik Lentz: $20,000

Amir Albazi: $3,500
def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov: $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 2021 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $259,500
2020 total: $6,543,500
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: $37,917,000

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/01/ufc-257-reebok-pay-promotional-guidelines-compliance-pay-michael-chandler-conor-mcgregor-dustin-poirier-money

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