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)
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
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