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‘The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 11th, 2016
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UFC Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for Friday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale” event.

Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (pictured) make $210,000, with half coming via win bonus, for beating Claudia Gadelha in the card’s main tango. Gadelha walked away with $100,000 along with hurt feelings.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain sponsorship money paid by Reebok or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

The TUF 23 Finale took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Here are the disclosed salaries from Friday’s fights:

(Total disclosed payroll: $1,020,000)

Preliminary Card:

Li Jingliang: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Anton Zafir: $10,000

Kevin Lee: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeats Jake Matthews: $22,000

Cezar Ferreira: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeats Anthony Smith: $15,000

Josh Stansbury: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeats Cory Hendricks: $10,000

Matheus Nicolau: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats John Moraga: $28,000

Gray Maynard: $96,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 to win)
Defeats Fernando Bruno: $12,000

Main Card:

Joaquim Silva: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Andrew Holbrook: $12,000

Doo Ho Choi: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Thiago Tavares: $37,000

Will Brooks: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Defeats Ross Pearson: $54,000

Tatiana Suarez: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Defeats Amanda Cooper: $15,000

Andrew Sanchez: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Defeats Khalil Rountree: $15,000

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $210,000 ($105,000 to show, $105,000 to win)
Defeats Claudia Gadelha: $100,000

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