Bonus | ‘TUF 25’ Finale Salaries: Former WSOF Champ Justin Gaethje Earns $200K In UFC Debut

JustinGaethje took home a nice paycheck for his Ultimate FightingChampionship debut.

The former World Series of Fighting titlist pocketed an event-high$200,000 for his second-round technical knockout victory over MichaelJohnson ($47,000) in “The Ultimate Fighter” 25 finale headliner at the T-MobileArena in Las Vegas this past Friday night. The Nevada AthleticCommission released salaries from the event on Tuesday.

That disclosed figure doesn’t include the $100,000 worth ofpost-fight bonuses Gaethje garnered for his performance in one ofthe best fights thus far in 2017. Gaethje made as much as $100,000in disclosed earnings per fight during his tenure as WSOFchamp.

The second-highest payday at the “TUF 25” finale belonged to formerlightweight title challenger GrayMaynard ($102,000), who mauled TerutoIshihara ($21,000) in a dominant unanimous decision triumph at145 pounds. JaredCannonier was the only other fighter to reach six figures, ashe garnered $100,000 for a decision win against short notice foe NickRoehrick ($12,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athleticcommissions do not include any performance-based or discretionarybonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion.Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductionsmade by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do notinclude any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for theirperformance.

“The Ultimate Fighter 25” Finale Salaries:
JustinGaethje : $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
MichaelJohnson : $47,000

JesseTaylor : $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
DhiegoLima : $15,000

DrakkarKlose : $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
MarcDiakiese : $24,000

JaredCannonier : $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
NickRoehrick : $12,000

BradTavares : $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
EliasTheodorou : $24,000

JordanJohnson : $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
MarcelFortuna : $14,000

AngelaHill : $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
AshleyYoder : $12,000

JamesKrause : $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
TomGallicchio : $10,000

C.B.Dollaway : $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
EdHerman : $54,000

TeciaTorres : $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
JulianaLima : $17,000

GrayMaynard : $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
TerutoIshihara : $21,000

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