UFC 286 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Leon Edwards gets maximum money

LONDON – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 286 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $266,500.

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 286 took place at The O2. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

The full UFC 286 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Leon Edwards: $42,000
Kamaru Usman: $32,000

Justin Gaethje: $11,000
Rafael Fiziev: $6,000

Gunnar Nelson: $11,000
Bryan Barberena: $16,000

Jennifer Maia: $11,000
Casey O'Neill: $4,500

Marvin Vettori: $11,000
Roman Dolidze: $6,000

Jack Shore: $6,000
Makwan Amirkhani: $11,000

Chris Duncan: $4,000
Omar Morales: $6,000

Yanal Ashmoz: $4,000
Sam Patterson: $4,000

Muhammad Mokaev: $4,500
Jafel Filho: $4,000

Lerone Murphy: $4,500
Gabriel Santos: $4,000

Christian Duncan: $4,000
Dusko Todorovic: $6,000

Jake Hadley: $4,000
Malcolm Gordon: $6,000

Joanne Wood: $16,000
Luana Carolina: $6,000

Jai Herbert: $6,000
Ludovit Klein: $6,000

Veronica Hardy: $6,000
Juliana Miller: $4,000

Under the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance program’s payout tiers, which appropriate the money generated by Venum’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 $4,000 per appearance; 4-5 bouts get $4,500; 6-10 bouts get $6,000; 11-15 bouts earn $11,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $16,000; and 21 bouts and more get $21,000. Additionally, champions earn $42,000 while title challengers get $32,000.

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 2023 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $1,634,000
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $16,153,000

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