TUF 24 Finale Salaries: Demetrious Johnson Makes Bank

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The Nevada Athletic Commission released the TUF 24 Finale salaries on Monday, and the UFC had to pay some of the top tier fighters who took part in the event some big money.

The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale) took place on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by a UFC flyweight championship bout with current champion Demetrious Johnson facing flyweight tournament victor from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Tim Elliott.

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A flyweight bout between season coaches and former title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo served as the co-main event. Rounding out the main card was Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal, Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba, Alexis Davis vs. Sara McMann and Ryan Benoit vs. Brandon Moreno.

The full UFC payouts include:

Main Card (FOX Sports 1)

Demetrious Johnson ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Tim Elliott ($100,000)

Joseph Benavidez ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Henry Cejudo ($50,000)

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Jorge Masvidal ($60,000 + $60,000 = $120,000) def. Jake Ellenberger ($78,000)

Jared Cannonier (12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Ion Cutelaba ($12,000)

Sara McMann ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Alexis Davis ($27,000)

Brandon Moreno ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Ryan Benoit ($15,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)

Ryan Hall ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Gray Maynard ($51,000)

Rob Font ($16,500 + $16,500 = $33,000) def. Matt Schnell ($10,000)

Dong Hyun Kim ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Brendan O’Reilly ($12,000)

Jamie Moyle ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Kailin Curran ($20,000)

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Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Anthony Smith ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Elvis Mutapcic ($16,000)

Devin Clark: ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Josh Stansbury ($12,000)

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