Paul Daley and Alan Belcher have confirmed in recent days that they have signed improved contracts with the UFC. Both fighters are coming off of wins in their last visits to the octagon.
Speaking to the ThisIsNottingham website, Daley mentioned the news of his contract in passing while discussing his success in the UFC so far.
“I’ve now beaten two of the top Americans and been rewarded with a new six-fight deal. So I feel I’ve proved my detractors wrong.”
Daley had initially signed a four fight contract with the UFC back in July of last year, worth $18,000 per fight, plus an additional $18,000 for a win.
Though he does not mention the terms of his new deal it’s clear that he has impressed the UFC with his first two fights in the octagon so far, and he now finds himself in the mix at the top of the welterweight division.
Meanwhile middleweight contender Alan Belcher has been happy to discuss the ins and outs of his new and improved four fight contract with the SunHerald.
“It is a good contract, well over six figures. The first fight will be $50,00 and the final one is $66,000. That doesn’t include bonuses.”
His new deal was signed on January 5th, and comes off the back of his latest win at UFC 107 in December which claimed ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors. Belcher has been with the UFC since August of 2006, and in that time was went 6-4 in the octagon.
Next up for Belcher is former No.1 contender Patrick Cote at UFC 113 on May 1st.
On the other hand, Belcher’s opponent at UFC 107, Wilson Gouveia, has suffered contrasting fortunes. Like Belcher he holds a 6-4 record in the UFC, but after his last two fights ended in defeat he finds himself cut from the roster.
It didn’t take long for the fighter to find a new home however. Mid-level Canadian promotion MFC, which is currently home to a number of other former UFC fighters such as Jason Macdonald and Thales Leites, has signed Gouveia, and has plans for him to fight in April.