UFC discloses ‘TUF Finale’ salaries

Last weekend was a first for the UFC, as it presented the finale of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter where the winner received a title shot against the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Tim Elliott gave “Mighty Mouse” all he could handle before coming up on the short end of a unanimous decision.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently announced the total payouts that each fighter on the card received, which doesn’t include any discretionary bonuses given to the fighters by the UFC, or any Reebok sponsorship money paid to the fighters. These figures were reported by the website Vendetta Fighter.

Demetrious Johnson: $350,000 (no win bonus)
Tim Elliott: $100,000
Joseph Benavidez: $140,000 (including a $70,000 win bonus)
Henry Cejudo: $50,000
Jorge Masvidal: $120,000 (including a $60,000 win bonus)
Jake Ellenberger: $78,000
Jared Cannonier: $24,000 (including a $12,000 win bonus)
Ion Cutelaba: $12,000
Sara McMann: $56,000 (including a $28,000 win bonus)
Alexis Davis: $27,000
Brandon Moreno: $24,000 (including a $12,000 win bonus)
Ryan Benoit: $15,000
Ryan Hall: $34,000 (including a $17,000 win bonus)
Gray Maynard: $51,000
Rob Font: $33,000 (including a $16,500 win bonus)
Matt Schnell: $10,000
Dong Hyun Kim: $20,000 (including a $10,000 win bonus)
Brendan O’Reilly: $12,000
Jamie Moyle: $20,000 (including a $10,000 win bonus)
Kailin Curran: $20,000
Anthony Smith: $30,000 (including a $15,000 win bonus)
Elvis Mutapcic: $16,000
Devin Clark: $20,000 (including a $10,000 win bonus)
Josh Stansbury: $12,000

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