Flyweight title fight draw top salaries for TUF 26 Finale

December 4, 2017

The TUF 26 Finale finalists earned $100,000 for their efforts Friday night.  Nicco Monsanto and Roxanne Modaferri earned $100,000 each.

Monsanto, the inaugural 125-pound women’s champion, did not earn a win bonus for her victory.

Via MMA Junkie:

Nicco Montano: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roxanne Modafferi: $100,000

Sean O’Malley: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Terrion Ware: $10,000

Lauren Murphy: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Barb Honchak: $10,000

Gerald Meerschaert: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Eric Spicely: $14,000

DeAnna Bennett: $10,000*
vs. Melinda Fabian: $10,000*

Brett Johns: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Soto: $31,000

Montana De La Rosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Christina Marks: $10,000

Ryan Janes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Andrew Sanchez: $28,000

Rachael Ostovich: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Karine Gevorgyan: $10,000

Shana Dobson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ariel Beck: $10,000

Gillian Robertson: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus)
def. Emily Whitmire: $10,000

Bennett and Fabian’s fight resulted in a draw.

Payout Perspective:

The $100K salaries for the finalists is much more than the $30K ($15K win/$15K show) purse for TUF 25 winner Jesse Taylor and runner-up Dhiego Lima ($15K).  TUF 24 challenger Tim Elliott received $100K for his chance to challenge Demetrious Johnson.  Thus, it appears that $100K is the threshold pay for a title fight for the TUF series.

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