UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was the highest earner in terms of last night’s UFC 230 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay outs.
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaled $194,500 for all fighters competing Saturday at the Madison Square Garden event according to a report from MMA Junkie.
“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.
“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.”
UFC 230 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts below:
Daniel Cormier: $40,000
defeated Derrick Lewis: $30,000
Ronaldo Souza: $10,000
defeated Chris Weidman: $10,000
Jared Cannonier: $5,000
defeated David Branch: $5,000
Karl Roberson: $3,500
defeated Jack Marshman: $4,000
Israel Adesanya: $4,000
defeated Derek Brunson: $15,000
Jordan Rinaldi: $4,000
defeated Jason Knight: $5,000
Sijara Eubanks: $3,500
defeated Roxanne Modafferi: $4,000
Sheymon Moraes: $3,500
defeated Julio Arce: $3,500
Lyman Good: $3,500
defeated Ben Saunders: $15,000
Matt Frevola: $3,500
vs. Lando Vannata: $5,000
Shane Burgos: $4,000
defeated Kurt Holobaugh: $4,000
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000
defeated Adam Wieczorek: $3,500