|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia|
|Date:||Fri., Jul. 8, 2016|
|Venue:||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia’-led card took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 7 years ago. The twelve-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a handful of nice finishes, punctuated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Decision (Unanimous) victory over Claudia Gadelha. In the co-main event, Andrew Sanchez defeated Khalil Rountree in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale bonus awards
Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the best fight of the night.
- Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale bonus winners below:
There were twelve fights at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Tatiana Suarez and Doo Ho Choi, who will be leaving the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Vs. Claudia Gadelha was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Reebok sponsorship pay can range from $3,500 per fight to $40,000, depending on athletes' tenure. This deal ends in March 2021.
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale fighter payouts
The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.
The list of fighter pay from The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale attendance and gate
There were 8,115 fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8. The reported gate for the event is: $736,408. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.