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LL 01-09-2013 09:28 PM

Eddie Alvarez' UFC deal includes immediate title shot.
 
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If Eddie Alvarez frees himself from Bellator, he stands not only to become an immediate UFC lightweight title challenger but also to profit handsomely from pay-per-view sales.

But if he stays with Bellator, the 28-year-old fighter won't be in the poorhouse, either.

A UFC contract outlines the company's intent to book Alvarez an immediate title shot in March and offers a cut of the promotion's pay-per-view profits, according to an exhibit in a lawsuit Bellator MMA filed against the 28-year-old fighter, a copy of which today was obtained by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

An eight-fight deal starts Alvarez at $70,000 to show and $70,000 to win and raises in $5,000 increments with each win until it tops out at a guaranteed $210,000 for a win, the exhibit states. Alvarez is also guaranteed a $250,000 signing bonus, payable in two installments of $85,000 and one of $80,000.

When Alvarez fights on a UFC pay-per-view broadcast, the offer entitles him to $1 for each "buy" between 200,000 and 400,000 buys, $2 per buy between 400,000 and 600,000 buys, and $2.50 per buy over 600,000 buys.

Additionally, Alvarez is guaranteed a fight on a UFC on FOX card and three appearances as a commentator at UFC-branded events.

The exhibit confirms a previous claim from Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that his promotion merely changed window dressings on the UFC's offer. Mentions of UFC parent company Zuffa are simply crossed out and replaced with Bellator.

It also shows Bellator offered three additional bonuses to Alvarez when Bellator decided to match the UFC's offer. Included was a $25,000 payout for participating in a behind-the-scenes show filmed by Bellator broadcast partner Spike TV, a $100,000 payout for a head coach position on the second season of Bellator's reality show, and a guest host spot on Spike TV's "Road to the Championship" program.

And Alvarez stood to receive a $250,000 signing bonus upon re-upping with Bellator.

The deals are the same on paper. But Bellator and Alvarez disagree on their value, and they've taken their cases to the court of public opinion.

Before they did that, though, they sued each other.

Check back with MMAjunkie.com tomorrow for a detailed breakdown of the lawsuits and a timeline of the dispute.

For more on the UFC and Bellator's upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.
http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...y-per-view-cut

The Best Around 01-09-2013 09:30 PM

UFC offers Alvarez instant title shot and PPV cut
 
Didn't see this posted. I'm never a fan of instant title shots, but I'm a huge Alvarez fan so I wouldn't complain. Considering everything listed below, no wonder why he wants out.

MMAJunkie:

If Eddie Alvarez frees himself from Bellator, he stands not only to become an immediate UFC lightweight title challenger but also to profit handsomely from pay-per-view sales.

But if he stays with Bellator, the 28-year-old fighter won't be in the poorhouse, either.

A UFC contract outlines the company's intent to book Alvarez an immediate title shot in March and offers a cut of the promotion's pay-per-view profits, according to an exhibit in a lawsuit Bellator MMA filed against the 28-year-old fighter, a copy of which today was obtained by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

An eight-fight deal starts Alvarez at $70,000 to show and $70,000 to win and raises in $5,000 increments with each win until it tops out at a guaranteed $210,000 for a win, the exhibit states. Alvarez is also guaranteed a $250,000 signing bonus, payable in two installments of $85,000 and one of $80,000.

When Alvarez fights on a UFC pay-per-view broadcast, the offer entitles him to $1 for each "buy" between 200,000 and 400,000 buys, $2 per buy between 400,000 and 600,000 buys, and $2.50 per buy over 600,000 buys.

Additionally, Alvarez is guaranteed a fight on a UFC on FOX card and three appearances as a commentator at UFC-branded events.

The exhibit confirms a previous claim from Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that his promotion merely changed window dressings on the UFC's offer. Mentions of UFC parent company Zuffa are simply crossed out and replaced with Bellator.

It also shows Bellator offered three additional bonuses to Alvarez when Bellator decided to match the UFC's offer. Included was a $25,000 payout for participating in a behind-the-scenes show filmed by Bellator broadcast partner Spike TV, a $100,000 payout for a head coach position on the second season of Bellator's reality show, and a guest host spot on Spike TV's "Road to the Championship" program.

And Alvarez stood to receive a $250,000 signing bonus upon re-upping with Bellator.

The deals are the same on paper. But Bellator and Alvarez disagree on their value, and they've taken their cases to the court of public opinion.

Before they did that, though, they sued each other.

Check back with MMAjunkie.com tomorrow for a detailed breakdown of the lawsuits and a timeline of the dispute.

For more on the UFC and Bellator's upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

Terror Kovenant 01-09-2013 09:33 PM

Those PPV cuts are pretty significant. I wonder if theres a list of each fighter who gets them.

Bellator can't match that though, based on the variable of the potential for a UFC event to draw 600K+ views.

GrappleRetarded 01-09-2013 09:35 PM

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Eddie Alvarez will claim the UFC Lightweight title
Looks like one of my 2013 predictions is about to come true. Eddie is a beast, and this is going to happen.

Toxic 01-09-2013 09:36 PM

From listening to both sides of this I think it comes down to Bellator willing to "Match" the terms of the agreement but them having vastly different pay outs. Bellator can say we will give you a % of our TV revenue per show you fight on but that would be chump change compared to the same % of a UFC on Fox show. They can say we will have a PPV but everyone knows even if they did it would do way less than the UFC considering Affliction with stacked cards could only do about a third of what a shite UFC card does.

Bellator can "match" some terms without having nearly the monetary pay off.

SmackyBear 01-09-2013 10:47 PM

Always interesting to see contract info. Too bad it always happens due to lawsuits. I hope this gets resolved expeditiously so everyone can move on and make a living.

The PPV scale in the contract is nice, but considerably less than Randy's scale in 2007. Makes me wonder what Anderson and GSP are at.

LL 01-09-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SmackyBear (Post 1669078)
Always interesting to see contract info. Too bad it always happens due to lawsuits. I hope this gets resolved expeditiously so everyone can move on and make a living.

The PPV scale in the contract is nice, but considerably less than Randy's scale in 2007. Makes me wonder what Anderson and GSP are at.

Anderson reportedly made 7 million for fighting Chael in Vegas. GSP is making 15 million every year, ten million from endorsements and 5 million from fighting.

There's no telling how much Anderson made last year in total because he also fought Bonnar.

El Bresko 01-09-2013 11:22 PM

Anderson would have made a lot of money from fighting Bonnar aswell.

LL 01-09-2013 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by El Bresko (Post 1669087)
Anderson would have made a lot of money from fighting Bonnar aswell.

Yeah no doubt he made a lot of money but how much is the key, the fight with Chael was the biggest fight of the year.

El Bresko 01-09-2013 11:29 PM

I would guess around $4-5 mil. He did a big favour to Dana in stepping up on short notice to headline in Rio. I think he would have been well compensated. Also 153 went pretty well in terms of PPV buys as far as i'm aware, and we all know Andy's cut is more than $2.50!


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