- OKTAGON MMA are offering ‘prize money that has never been seen before’
- The MMA promotion are into the semi-final of their €1million tournament
- Those that make the final are guaranteed to make a minimum of €130k each
OKTAGON MMA are offering fighters in their welterweight category ‘prize money that has never been seen before’ in Europe.
The MMA promotion are into the semi-final of their €1million (£850,000) ‘Gamechanger’ welterweight tournament after starting with 16 fighters.
The 4 fighters competing in the semi-final of the tournament this weekend are guaranteed to make at least €80,000 (£68,687) each.
Meanwhile, those who progress through to the final of the competition are guaranteed to make a minimum of €130,000 (£111,617) each.
Pavol Neruda, co-owner of OKTAGON MMA, said: ‘We want to reward our fighters with the pay that they deserve.
OKTAGON MMA are offering ‘prize money that has never been seen before’ in Europe
The MMA promotion are into the semi-final of their €1million (£850,000) ‘Gamechanger’ tournament and the 4 fighters competing are guaranteed to make at least €80,000 (£68,687)
‘The €1million euro prize pot for the Gamechanger has given the 16 competing fighters the chance to earn money, as well as make history by winning the tournament.
‘We want to create heroes with this tournament, but our fighters’ health is the most important thing, and financial rewards are important.’
Neruda finished by saying: ‘As we have grown, the prize money has increased, and will continue to do so.’
OKTAGON MMA heads to Frankfurt for OKTAGON 46 on Saturday 16th September, headlined by the women’s strawweight title fight, as Jacinda Austin takes on Katharina Dalisda.
While the semi-finals will see former OKTAGON MMA Welterweight Champion, David Kozma vs Bojan Velickovic, as well as Louis Glismann vs Andreas Michailidis.
OKTAGON also secured a broadcast deal which will see the promotion streamed on Channel 4 and their YouTube channel.
The first of many shows will air on November 4 with Jake Quickenden set to make his MMA debut in Manchester.
‘Partnering with Channel 4, marking our debut in the UK is exciting news!’ said Neruda. ‘We’re not just another MMA promotion; we tell stories, create documentaries, and produce TV shows that resonate with content on Channel 4. This collaboration is a testament to our shared values.’
‘We are proud to show viewers in the UK ‘Stage to the Cage’ and OKTAGON Challenge: England vs. Ireland this autumn. These aren’t just shows; they’re a fresh take on MMA. Together with Channel 4, we’re eager to bring the fans unparalleled viewing experiences.’
A Channel 4 spokesperson added, ‘We’re delighted to introduce OKTAGON MMA to what is already a vibrant and thriving UK fight scene. They’ve shaken up Europe – these guys really know how to put on a show.’