UFC 227 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2018 total passes $4 million

LOS ANGELES – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 227 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $240,500.

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.

In the main event, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (16-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) stopped Cody Garbrandt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) with a first-round TKO to retain his title in a rematch. Dillashaw picked up the standard $40,000 pay for a champion; Garbrandt made the standard $30,000 for a challenger.

In the co-feature, Henry Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history when he took a split call from Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1 MMA, 15-2-1 UFC) to win the flyweight title that Johnson had set a UFC record defending. Johnson got $40,000 as champion; Cejudo made $30,000 as the challenger.

UFC 227 took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

The full UFC 227 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

T.J. Dillashaw: $40,000
Cody Garbrandt: $30,000

Henry Cejudo: $30,000
Demetrious Johnson: $40,000

Renato Moicano: $5,000
Cub Swanson: $20,000

J.J. Aldrich: $4,000
Polyana Viana: $3,500

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $10,000
Kevin Holland: $3,500

Pedro Munhoz: $5,000
Brett Johns: $4,000

Ricky Simon: $3,500
Montel Jackson: $3,500

Ricardo Ramos: $3,500
Kyung Ho Kang: $5,000

Sheymon Moraes: $3,500
Matt Sayles: $3,500

Alex Perez: $3,500
Jose Torres: $3,500

Weili Zhang: $3,500
Danielle Taylor: $4,000

Marlon Vera: $5,000
Wuliji Buren: $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 2018 Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts:

Year-to-date total: $4,212,000
2017 total: $6,295,000
2016 total: $7,138,000
2015 total: $3,185,000
Program-to-date total: $20,830,000

For complete coverage of UFC 227, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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