UFC: TUF 24 Finale Salaries, Johnson Earns 350k, Benavidez 140k

For Demetrious Johnson it pays to be the longtime champion in the UFC both in salary and Reebok sponsorship earnings.

The UFC flyweight champion defended his title against Tim Elliot on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale event in Las Vegas. Johnson earned a disclosed $350,000 in fight earnings and $40,000 from Reebok for a total pay-day of $390,000.

Elliot meanwhile earned $100,000 for the fight and $30,000 from Reebok totaling $130,000 pay-day for the TUF 24 winner.

In the co-main event UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez earned $140,000 for defeating Henry Cejudo via decision. Benavidez also took home $20,000 from Reebok while Cejudo earned $50,000 for the fight and $5,000 from the sponsorship.

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The odd ending for the welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Jake Ellenberger earned both men a good amount in earnings. Masvidal took home $120,000 in fight earnings and $10,000 in Reebok sponsorship money for his TKO win over Ellenberger who earned $78,000 in show money and $15,000 from Reebok.

This event earned the highest amount in Reebok sponsorship money of all the Fight Night cards.

Bonuses of $50,000 went to Jared Cannonier, Ion Cutelaba, Sara McMann and Anthony Smith.

Below are the disclosed fighter earnings, not including outside sponsorships or bonuses earned outside of performance bonuses.

Demetrious Johnson ($350,000 + $40,000 Reebok = $390,000) def. Tim Elliot ($100,000 + $30,000 Reebok = $130,000)

Joseph Benavidez ($70,000 + $70,000 win bonus + $20,000 Reebok = $160,000) def. Henry Cejudo ($50,000 + $5,000 Reebok  = $55,000)

Jorge Masvidal ($60,000 + $60,000 win bonus + $10,000 Reebok = $130,000) def. Jake Ellenberger ($78,000 + $15,000 Reebok = $93,000)

Jared Cannonier ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok= $26,500) def. Ion Cutelaba ($12,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $14,500)

Sara McMann ($28,000 + $28,000 win bonus + $5,000 Reebok = $61,000) def. Alexis Davis ($27,000 + $5,000 Reebok = $32,000)

Brandon Romero ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok = $26,500) def. Ryan Benoit ($15,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $17,500)

Ryan Hall ($17,000 + $17,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok = $36,500) def. Gray Maynard ($51,000 + $15,000 Reebok = $66,000)

Rob Font ($16,500 + $16,500 + $2,500 Reebok = $35,500) def. Matt Schnell ($10,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $12,500)

Dong Hyun Kim ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok = $22,500) def. Brendan O’Reilly ($12,500 + $2,500 Reebok = $15,000)

Jamie Moyle ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok = $22,500) def. Kailin Curran ($20,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $22,500)

Anthony Smith ($15,000 + $15,000 win bonus + $5,000 = $35,000) def. Elvis Mutapic ($16,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $18,500)

Devin Clark ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus + $2,500 Reebok = $22,500) def. Josh Stansbury ($12,000 + $2,500 Reebok = $14,500)

The Nevada State Athletic Commission typically releases fight card earnings following the event.

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