LAS VEGAS (Saturday July 9, 2016)– TUF 23 Finale took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. To read our complete coverage of the event click here.
TUF 23 Finale event drew an announced attendance of 8,115 fans for a live gate of $736,408. UFC PR head Dave Sholler who announced the figures at the post-event press conference also announced the fighter bonuses.
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale fighters took home thier UFC Athlete Outfitting pay which totaled $175,000.
Below are the bonuses and Reebok Sponsorship Payout including the TUF 23 video highlights.
TUF 23 Finale Bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha
- Performance of the Night: Doo Ho Choi and Tatiana Suarez
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts:
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $40,000
def. Claudia Gadelha: $30,000
- Andrew Sanchez: $2,500
def. Khalil Rountree: $2,500
- Tatiana Suarez: $2,500
def. Amanda Cooper: $2,500
- Will Brooks: $2,500
def. Ross Pearson: $15,000
- Doo Ho Choi: $2,500
def. Thiago Tavares: $15,000
- Joaquim Silva: $2,500
def. Andrew Holbrook: $2,500
- Gray Maynard: $15,000
def. Fernando Bruno: $2,500
- Matheus Nicolau: $2,500
def. John Moraga: $5,000
- JOSH STANSBURY: $2,500
def. Cory Hendricks: $2,500
- Cezar Ferreira: $5,000
def. Anthony Smith: $5,000
- Kevin Lee: $5,000
def. Jake Matthews: $5,000
- Li Jingliang: $2,500
def. Anton Zafir: $2,500
Under the new sponsorship deal with Reebok, here are the program’s payout tiers: 1-5 bouts receive $2,500, 6-10 bouts get $5,000, 11-15 bouts earn $10,000, 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000, 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000. UFC fighters will also receive payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.
The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Post-fight Press Conference:
TUF 23 Finale: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha:
Tatiana Suarez vs. Amanda Cooper – TUF 23 Finale:
Andrew Sanchez vs. Khalil Rountree – TUF 23 Finale:
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