UFC 231 Yields Highest Reebok Payout Of 2018

Saturday’s UFC 231 event from Toronto, Ontario, Canada would see the highest fighter promotional payout with $264,000.

The program, which replaced outside sponsorship payments, pays fighters for their fight kits, media obligations, and other items from the fighter code of conduct.

The full UFC 231 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

Max Holloway: $40,000
def. Brian Ortega: $30,000

Valentina Shevchenko: $30,000
def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $30,000

Gunnar Nelson: $10,000
def. Alex Oliveira: $10,000

Hakeem Dawodu: $3,500
def. Kyle Bochniak: $5,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $15,000
def. Jimi Manuwa: $10,000

Nina Ansaroff: $5,000
def. Claudia Gadelha: $5,000

Gilbert Burns: $5,000
def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $10,000

Jessica Eye: $5,000
def. Katlyn Chookagian: $5,000

Elias Theodorou: $5,000
def. Eryk Anders: $5,000

Brad Katona: $3,500
def. Matthew Lopez: $5,000

Dhiego Lima: $5,000
def. Chad Laprise: $5,000

Diego Ferreira: $5,000
def. Kyle Nelson: $3,500

Aleksandar Rakic: $3,500
def. Devin Clark: $5,000

Per the UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay out tiers, fighters are paid based on their total number of UFC fights, and Zuffa-era WEC and Zuffa-era Strikeforce fights.  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 2018 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

“UFC 230: Holloway vs. Ortega” – $264,000
“UFC Fight Night 142: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa” – $162,500
“The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Usman” – $149,500
“UFC Fight Night 141: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2” – $114,000
“UFC Fight Night 140: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio” – $150,000
“UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez” – $119,500
“UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis” – $194,500
“UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith” – $162,500
“UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor” – $246,000
“UFC Fight Night 137: Santos vs. Anders” – $228,500
“UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleinik” – $157,000
“UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till” – $220,000
“UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs. Vick” – $188,000
“UFC 227: Johnson vs. Cejudo 2” – $240,500
“UFC on FOX 30: Poirier vs. Alvarez 2” – $197,500
“UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith” – $149,500
“UFC Fight Night 133: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov” – $169,500
“UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier” – $209,500
The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale – $108,000
“UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards” – $137,500
“UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2” – $303,000
“UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes” – $154,000
“UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs. Till” – $114,500
“UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman” – $129,000
“UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington” – $236,500
“UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee” – $174,500
“UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje” – $173,500
“UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta” – $216,500
“UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov” – $92,500
“UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya” – $240,500
“UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens” – $172,500
“UFC Fight Night 126: Cowboy vs. Medeiros” – $162,000
“UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold” – $165,000
“UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders” – $150,500
“UFC on FOX 27: Jacare vs. Brunson 2” – $140,000
“UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou” – $244,500
“UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi” – $131,000
Year-to-date total: $6,405,500
2017 total: $6,295,000
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $22,743,500

Initial Report: MMAJunkie

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