Athlete outfitting pay for The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale: 14 fighters get $2,500

December 4, 2016 8:53 am by Tom Taylor
Demetrious Johnson

Last night, the UFC returned to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and the unheralded Tim Elliott, who won the latest season of the Ultimate Fighter.

At the moment, purses for this 12-fight card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took home through the UFC’s outfitting deal with sports apparel giant Reebok.

Under the UFC’s deal with Reebok, fighters are paid based on the amount of fights they’ve had in the UFC’s Octagon, and in the Zuffa-owned eras of Strikeforce (April 2011 and after) and WEC (January 2007 and after). Champions and title challengers, however, are paid $40,000 and $30,000 respectively, regardless of their experience in the aforementioned promotions. These are the two highest payouts possible under this UFC-Reebok partnership.

The biggest winners on the TUF 24 Finale, then, were Mighty Mouse and Elliot, who took home $40,000 and $30,000 respectively. The next biggest earners on the card were Joseph Benavidez, who took home $20,000, and Jake Ellenberger and Gray Maynard, who made $15,000 each. 14 of the cards 24 fighters earned $2,500, the lowest amount possible through this outfitting policy.

Here’s a full rundown of the Reebok payout for The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, courtesy of MMAJunkie.com.

Demetrious Johnson: $40,000
def. Tim Elliott: $30,000

Joseph Benavidez: $20,000
def. Henry Cejudo: $5,000

Jorge Masvidal: $10,000
def. Jake Ellenberger: $15,000

Jared Cannonier: $2,500
def. Ion Cutelaba: $2,500

Sara McMann: $5,000
def. Alexis Davis: $5,000

Brandon Moreno: $2,500
def. Ryan Benoit: $2,500

Ryan Hall: $2,500
def. Gray Maynard: $15,000

Rob Font: $2,500
def. Matt Schnell: $2,500

“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: $2,500
def. Brendan O’Reilly: $2,500

Jamie Moyle: $2,500
def. Kailin Curran: $2,500

Anthony Smith: $5,000
def. Elvis Mutapcic: $2,500

Devin Clark: $2,500
def. Josh Stansbury: $2,500

What do you think of these figures? Do fighters deserve more for wearing Reebok? Sound off in the comments, PENN Nation!


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