Venum era total passes $5 million

NEW YORK – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 268 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $325,500.

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 268 took place at the Madison Square Garden. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

The full UFC 268 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

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Kamaru Usman: $42,000
def. Colby Covington: $32,000

Rose Namajunas: $42,000
def. Zhang Weili: $32,000

Marlon Vera: $16,000
def. Frankie Edgar: $21,000

Shane Burgos: $6,000
def. Billy Quarantillo: $6,000

Justin Gaethje: $6,000
def. Michael Chandler: $4,000

Alex Pereira: $4,000
def. Andreas Michailidis: $4,000

Bobby Green: $21,000
def. Al Iaquinta: $11,000

Chris Curtis: $4,000
def. Phil Hawes: $4,500

Nassourdine Imavov: $4,500
def. Edmen Shahbazyan: $6,000

Ian Garry: $4,000
def. Jordan Williams: $4,000

Chris Barnett: $4,000
Gian Villante: $21,000

Dustin Jacoby: $6,000
def. John Allan: $4,000

Melsik Baghdasaryan: $4,000
def. Bruno Souza: $4,000

Ode Osbourne: $4,500
def. CJ Vergara: $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 2021 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

  • “UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2” – $325,500

  • “UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira” – $298,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs. Vettori” – $157,500

  • “UFC Fight Night 195: Ladd vs. Dumont” – $132,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 194: Dern vs. Rodriguez” – $111,500

  • “UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs. Walker” – $176,500

  • “UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega” – $319,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 192: Smith vs. Spann” – $162,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 191: Brunson vs. Till” – $120,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 30: Barboza vs. Chikadze” – $171,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 29: Cannonier vs. Gastelum” – $154,500

  • “UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane” – $278,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland” – $113,500

  • “UFC on ESPN 27: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw” – $135,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs. Moises” – $126,000

  • “UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3” – $218,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 190: Gane vs. Volkov” – $196,500

  • “UFC on ESPN 25: Korean Zombie vs. Ige” – $160,000

  • “UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2” – $362,500

  • “UFC Fight Night 189: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai” – $174,000

  • “UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs. Garbrandt” – $158,000

  • “UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler” – $236,500

  • “UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs. Waterson” – $143,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka” – $146,500

  • “UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2” – $362,000

  • “UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs. Gastelum” – $142,500

  • “UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs. Holland” – $182,500

Year-to-date total: $5,112,500
Program-to-date total: $5,112,500

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long added to this report.