Nicco Montano and Roxanne Modafferi Earn Six-Figure Salaries for TUF 26 Finale

The full salaries for 'The Ultimate Fighter' 26 Finale have been revealed

Nicco Montano is still celebrating her title fight win from Friday night where she defeated Roxanne Modafferi to become the first ever UFC women’s flyweight champion and she went home with a nice paycheck to boot.

After earning her way to the title fight with three wins on “The Ultimate Fighter”, including victories over Lauren Murphy and Barb Honchak, Montano defeated Modafferi by unanimous decision in a grueling five round battle.

In addition to her salary, Montano also went home with a $50,000 bonus for ‘Fight of the Night’.

Modafferi didn’t leave with the UFC title but she did go home with the same amount of money as the champion as she also earned $100,000 for the fight and another $50,000 for her part in the ‘Fight of the Night’.

Both Brett Johns and Gerald Meerschaert also saw their paychecks increase exponentially as a result of earning ‘Performance of the Night’ awards. Johns pulled off a rare calf-slicer submission to put away Joe Soto while Meerschaert landed a devastating body kick to finish Eric Spicely.

Here are the full salaries for the TUF 26 Finale according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission:

Here are the full salaries for “The Ultimate Fighter” 26 Finale from Las Vegas:

Nicco Montano: $150,000 — $100,000 flat fee plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Roxxane Modafferi: $150,000 — $100,000 flat fee plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Sean O’Malley: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Terrion Ware: $10,000

Lauren Murphy: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Barb Honchak: $10,000

Gerald Meerschaert: $78,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Eric Spicely: $14,000

DeAnna Bennett: $10,000

Melinda Fabian: $10,000

Brett Johns: $78,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Joe Soto: $31,000

Montana De La Rosa: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Christina Marks: $10,000

Ryan Janes: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Andrew Sanchez: $28,000

Rachael Ostovich: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Karine Gevorgyan: $10,000

Shana Dobson: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Ariel Beck: $10,000

Gillian Robertson: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Emily Whitmire: $10,000

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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