TUF 28 Finale salaries: Kamaru Usman cashes $150,000 for Rafael dos Anjos win
The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information to MMA Fighting on Monday.
Usman dominated dos Anjos to sweep the judges’ scorecards and insert himself into welterweight title contention in the main event of TUF 28 Finale. The victory marked Usman’s ninth consecutive under the the UFC umbrella.
Dos Anjos earned $110,000 in a losing effort.
The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale took place Nov. 30 at the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.
Aside from the two main event competitors, only one other athlete on the card cleared the six-figure mark in earnings at TUF 28 Finale: Joseph Benavidez, the longtime flyweight contender who pocketed $146,000 for his undercard win over Alex Perez.
In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Usman, Benavidez, Juan Espino, and Roosevelt Roberts also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.
A complete list of the TUF 28 Finale salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes or discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Main card (FOX Sports 1)
Kamaru Usman ($75,000 + $75,000 = $150,000) def. Rafael dos Anjos ($110,000)
Juan Espino ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Justin Frazier ($15,000)
Macy Chiasson ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Pannie Kianzad ($15,000)
Pedro Munhoz ($45,000 + $45,000 = $90,000) def. Bryan Caraway ($21,000)
Edmen Shahbazyan ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Darren Stewart ($22,000)
Antonina Shevchenko ($15,000 + $15,000 + $6,000* = $36,000) def. Ji Yeon Kim ($20,000 - $6,000* = $14,000)
Preliminary card (FOX Sports 1)
Kevin Aguilar ($10,000 + $10,000 + $5,000** = $25,000) def. Rick Glenn ($25,000 - $5,000** = $20,000)
Joseph Benavidez ($73,000 + $73,000 = $146,000) def. Alex Perez ($22,000)
Maurice Greene ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Michel Batista ($10,000)
Leah Letson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Julija Stoliarenko ($10,000)
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Roosevelt Roberts ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Darrell Horcher ($15,000)
Tim Means ($49,000 + $49,000 = $98,000) def. Ricky Rainey ($14,000)
Raoni Barcelos ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Chris Gutierrez ($10,000)
*Ji Yeon Kim forfeited a percentage of her purse to Antonina Shevchenko as a result of missing weight.
**Rick Glenn forfeited a percentage of his purse to Kevin Aguilar as a result of missing weight.