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TUF 25 Finale payouts: Justin Gaethje earns top salary in UFC debut

MMA: The Ultimate Fighter-Johnson vs Gaethje Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale payouts for those athletes competing at the "Johnson vs. Gaethje" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Fri., July 7, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier this week by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

TUF 25 Finale was headlined by the debut of former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion Justin Gaethje, who kept his undefeated record intact by disposing of No. 5-ranked lightweight contender Michael Johnson.

Watch the replay of their insane war here.

Elsewhere on the card, TUF 25 finalist Jesse Taylor found “Redemption” against Dhiego Lima (see it here), while grizzled veterans Jared Cannonier, Brad Tavares, and Gray Maynard all picked up wins.

That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Here is the complete list of TUF 25 Finale fighter payouts (via MMA Junkie):

Justin Gaethje: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Johnson: $47,000

Jesse Taylor: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $15,000

Drakkar Klose: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000

Jared Cannonier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Roehrick: $12,000

Brad Tavares: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Elias Theodorou: $24,000

Jordan Johnson: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marcel Fortuna: $14,000

Angela Hill: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Ashley Yoder: $12,000

James Krause: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Gallicchio: $10,000

C.B. Dolloway: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $54,000

Tecia Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Juliana Lima: $17,000

Gray Maynard: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
def. Teruto Ishihara: $21,000

The total disclosed payroll for TUF 25 Finale was $1,028,000.

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 "Johnson vs. Gaethje" click here.

For complete TUF 25 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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