The Oklahoma Athletic Commission today released the official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC Fight Night 19: "Diaz vs. Guillard" last Wednesday night (Sept. 16) from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Former Ultimate Fighter Nate Quarry was the big earner of the night, pocketing a suitcase-busting $60,000 for his winning performance over fellow TUF alum Tim Credeur.
Fresh on his heels was another reality show veteran Nate Diaz. Not only did the Stockton native bank 30 G's for tapping out "The Young Assassin," he also racked up $48,000 for the second round victory.
Like Diaz, former WEC stud Carlos Condit took home $48,000 -- and a few lumps from a very game Jake Ellenberger, who earned $10,000 in a losing effort.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 19 payouts:
Nate Diaz $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Melvin Guillard $14,000
Diaz defeated Guillard via submission (guillotine choke) Round 2
Gray Maynard $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Roger Huerta $21,000
Maynard defeated Huerta via split decision
Carlos Condit $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jake Ellenberger $10,000
Condit defeated Ellenberger via split decision
Nate Quarry $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Tim Credeur $10,000
Quarry defeated Credeur via unanimous decision
Brian Stann $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Steve Cantwell $10,000
Stann defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision
Mike Pyle $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Chris Wilson $17,000
Pyle defeated Wilson via submission (guillotine choke) Round 3
CB Dollaway $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Jay Silva $6,000
Dollaway defeated Silva via unanimous decision
Phillipe Nover $20,000
Sam Stout $24,000
(Fight canceled to due Nover health issue)
Jeremy Stephens $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Justin Buchholz $8,000
Stephens defeated Buchholz via TKO (doctor stoppage) Round 1
Mike Pierce $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Brock Larson $26,000
Pierce defeated Larson via unanimous decision
Ryan Jensen $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Steve Steinbeiss $6,000
Jensen defeated Steinbess via submission (guillotine choke) Round 1
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for Fight Night 19 go here.
The total base fighter payroll for the blockbuster Spike TV event, which attracted an official crowd of 9,490 attendees (6,687 sold, 2,803 comped) and a solid gate of $577,966, was $476,000.