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TUF 28 Finale salaries: Kamaru Usman tops payroll at $150,000

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The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official fight purses from Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. This was a low-level card featuring only a few ranked fighters, of which two were in the main event. UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman was the top earner at $150,000, getting $75,000 base pay along with the $75,000 to win. Of course, he also got a $50,000 performance bonus to make it $200,000, but we’re only focusing on the money that was guaranteed immediately after Friday night’s results. Perhaps Usman’s next fight could be for the title, and thus a much bigger payday.

Joseph Benavidez was the next highest earner at $146,000 ($73,000/$73,000) for his TKO of Alex Perez, while Rafael dos Anjos ($110,000) was the only other fighter with a six-figure payday, and the only one who had a six-figure base pay.

As usual, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as things such as Reebok sponsorship and discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed. The total payroll for this event was $1,007,000.

(Via MMA Fighting)

Main card (FOX Sports 1)

Kamaru Usman ($75,000 + $75,000 = $150,000) def. Rafael dos Anjos ($110,000)

Juan Espino ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Justin Frazier ($15,000)

Macy Chiasson ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Pannie Kianzad ($15,000)

Pedro Munhoz ($45,000 + $45,000 = $90,000) def. Bryan Caraway ($21,000)

Edmen Shahbazyan ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Darren Stewart ($22,000)

Antonina Shevchenko ($15,000 + $15,000 + $6,000* = $36,000) def. Ji Yeon Kim ($20,000 – $6,000* = $14,000)

Preliminary card (FOX Sports 1)

Joseph Benavidez ($73,000 + $73,000 = $146,000) def. Alex Perez ($22,000)

Maurice Greene ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Michel Batista ($10,000)

Leah Letson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Julija Stoliarenko ($10,000)

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)

Roosevelt Roberts ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Darrell Horcher ($15,000)

Tim Means ($49,000 + $49,000 = $98,000) def. Ricky Rainey ($14,000)

Raoni Barcelos ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Chris Gutierrez ($10,000)

*Ji Yeon Kim forfeited a percentage of her purse to Antonina Shevchenko as a result of missing weight.

**Rick Glenn forfeited a percentage of his purse to Kevin Aguilar as a result of missing weight.


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