The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 26 Finale payouts for those athletes competing at the "Modafferi vs. Montano" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Fri., Dec. 1, 2017) from inside Park Theater in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
TUF 26 Finale was headlined by the flyweight finale pitting Nicco Montano against late replacement Roxanne Modafferi, the latter of whom stepped in for the overweight Sijara Eubanks (more on that debacle here).
Elsewhere on the card, TUF 26 contestants Barb Honchak and Lauren Murphy threw hands for a spot in the 125-pound title chase, while Brett Johns got his place in the highlight reel hall of fame by calf slicing Joe Soto.
Here is the complete list of TUF 26 Finale fighter payouts.
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
Fight ended in a draw; no win bonuses given
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 $10,000 win bonus)
def. Emily Whitmire: $10,000
The total disclosed payout for TUF 26 Finale was $553,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, 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 "Modafferi vs. Montano" click here.
For complete TUF 26 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.