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UFC Fight Night 228 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Tim Means’ $21,000 leads card

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 228 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $164,500.

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 Fight Night 228 took place at the UFC Apex. The entire card streamed on ESPN+.

The full UFC Fight Night 228 UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payouts included:

* * * *

Mateusz Gamrot: $6,000
def. Rafael Fiziev: $6,000

Bryce Mitchell: $6,000
def. Dan Ige: $11,000

Marina Rodriguez: $11,000
def. Michelle Waterson-Gomez: $11,000

Bryan Battle: $6,000
def. A.J. Fletcher: $4,500

Charles Jourdain: $11,000
def. Ricardo Ramos: $11,000

Miles Johns: $6,000
def. Dan Argueta: $4,500

Tim Means: $21,000
def. Andre Fialho: $6,000

Cody Brundage: $6,000
def. Jacob Malkoun: $6,000

Mohammed Usman: $4,000
def. Jake Collier: $11,000

Mizuki Inoue: $4,000
def. Hannah Goldy: $4,500

Montserrat Rendon: $4,000
def. Tamires Vidal: $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 2281 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: $6,294,500
2022 total: $8,351,500
2021 total: $6,167,500
Program-to-date total: $20,883,500

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 228.

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