Kamaru Usman, Joseph Benavidez Lead Salaries for TUF 28 Finale

Damon Martin
MMA Weekly
Kamaru Usman UFC 228 post-fight interview
Kamaru Usman UFC 228 post-fight interview

Kamaru Usman earned a top five win, a post fight bonus and may have secured a shot at the welterweight title with his victory over Rafael dos Anjos at 'The Ultimate Fighter' 28 Finale.

He also cashed the biggest paycheck on the entire card.

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On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the disclosed salaries for the entire card that took place this past Friday in Las Vegas.

Usman led the way with $150,000 payday for his win over dos Anjos while also netting an extra $50,000 for a 'Performance of the Night' bonus.

Flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez actually had the second highest salary on the card as he made $146,000 for his win over Alex Perez. Benavidez also earned an extra $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'.

Dos Anjos ended up suffering a loss on the card but still took home $110,000 for his performance against Usman on Friday night.

The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale Fighter Salaries

  • Kamaru Usman: $200,000 — $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win, plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'

  • Rafael dos Anjos: $110,000

  • Juan Espino: $80,000 — $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win, plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'

  • Justin Frazier: $15,000

  • Macy Chiasson: $30,000 — $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win

  • Pannie Kianzad: $15,000

  • Pedro Munhoz: $90,000 — $45,000 to show, $45,000 to win

  • Bryan Caraway: $21,000

  • Edmen Shahbazyan: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

  • Darren Stewart: $22,000

  • Antonina Shevchenko: $36,000 — $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win plus $6,000 from her opponent's purse for missing weight

  • Ji Yeon Kim: $14,000 — Fined 30-percent ($6,000) of her purse for missing weight

  • Kevin Aguilar: $25,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win plus $5,000 from his opponent's purse for missing weight

  • Rick Glenn: $20,000 — Fined 20-percent ($5,000) of his purse for missing weight.

  • Joseph Benavidez: $196,000 — $73,000 to show, $73,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'

  • Alex Perez: $22,000

  • Maurice Greene: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

  • Michel Batista: $10,000

  • Leah Letson: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

  • Julija Stoliarenko: $10,000

  • Roosevelt Roberts: $70,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'

  • Darrell Horcher: $15,000

  • Tim Means: $98,000 — $49,000 to show, $49,000 to win

  • Ricky Rainey: $14,000

  • Raoni Barcelos: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

  • Chris Gutierrez: $10,000

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