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TUF 24 Finale payouts: Demetrious Johnson banks $350k, Tim Elliott grabs $120k for Dec. 3 title fight

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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Johnson vs. Elliott" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sat., Dec. 3, 2016) from inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson retained his 125-pound title against TUF 24 finalist Tim Elliott (watch it). The former raked in a whopping $350,000 following his five-round victory on FOX Sports 1 while the latter scooped up $100,000 in defeat.

In the TUF 24 Finale co-main event, Joseph Benavidez collected $140,000 for his narrow, split-decision win over fellow flyweight contender (and TUF 24 coach) Henry Cejudo (video), who claimed $50,000 for his efforts inside “The Pearl.”

That's not all.

Here is the complete list of TUF 24 Finale payouts and salaries (via MMA Junkie):

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

Joseph Benavidez: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Henry Cejudo: $50,000

Jorge Masvidal: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $78,000

Jared Cannonier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ion Cutelaba: $12,000

Sara McMann: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Alexis Davis: $27,000

Brandon Moreno: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Benoit: $15,000

Ryan Hall: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Gray Maynard: $51,000

Rob Font: $33,000 (includes $16,500 win bonus)
def. Matt Schnell: $10,000

Dong Hyun Kim: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Brendan O’Reilly: $12,000

Jamie Moyle: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Kailin Curran: $20,000

Anthony Smith: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Elvis Mutapcic: $16,000

Devin Clark: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Stansbury: $12,000

The total disclosed payroll for TUF 24 Finale was $1,242,000.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships (see those figures here), percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Johnson vs. Elliott" click here.

For complete TUF 24 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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