TUF 26 Finale salaries: New UFC champ Nicco Montano banks $100,000

4 December 2017

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Newly crowned and inaugural women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano took home a disclosed payday of $100,000 at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.

MMAjunkie today requested and obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The TUF 26 Finale took place Dec. 1 at Park Theatre in Las Vegas, and it aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Montana (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) won the “TUF 26” tournament, which crowned the UFC’s first 125-pound female champion, with a unanimous-decision victory over late replacement Roxanne Modafferi (21-14 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who subbed in after Sijara Eubanks failed to make weight for the fight.

Montana earned a flat payday of $100,000 and wasn’t eligible for a win bonus. Modafferi also earned $100,000 flat.

The total disclosed payout for the event was $553,000.

The full TUF 26 Finale payouts included:

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*

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 $ win bonus)

def. Emily Whitmire: $10,000

* – Fight ended in a draw; no win bonuses given

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 TUF 26 Finale fight-night bonuses to Montano and Modafferi (“Fight of the Night”) and Meerschaert and Johns (“Performance of the Night”).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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