UFC fighter salaries and paydays for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale

The official fighter purses for those who competed at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale this past Saturday night (Dec. 5) from the "The Pearl" at The Palms Resort and Casino were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

As expected, main event participants and UFC veterans Matt Hamill and Frankie Edgar were the big earners of the night, pulling in $46,000 apiece for taking home the "W" for their winning performances -- though in Hamill's case it was the result of a controversial disqualification of Jon Jones.

Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant Kimbo Slice, who was bounced out of the competition by eventual series winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson, raked in a flat fee of $25,000. More than his fellow reality show cohorts, but a far cry for the days of wine and roses in Elite XC.

Also bringing in some decent coin was Brian Stann and Mark Bocek. Each fighter laid claim to $30,000 for outlasting their opponents as part of the evening's under card action..

Here is the complete list of the TUF 10 Finale payouts:

Roy Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Brendan Schaub: $8,000
Nelson defeated Schaub via KO (punch) Round 1

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson: $25,000 (no win bonus)
Houston Alexander: $13,000
Slice defeated Alexander via unanimous decision

Frankie Edgar: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Matt Veach: $5,000
Edgar defeated Veach via submission (rear naked choke) Round 2

Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Marcus Jones: $8,000
Mitrione defeated Jones via TKO (strikes) Round 2

James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Darrill Schoonover: $8,000
McSweeney defeated Schoonover via TKO (strikes) Round 3

Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Justin Wren: $8,000
Madsen defeated Wren via split decision

John Howard: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Dennis Hallman: $15,000
Howard defeated Hallman via KO (punch) Round 3

Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Rodney Wallace: $6,000
Stann defeated Wallace via unanimous decision

Mark Bocek: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Joe Brammer: $5,000
Bocek defeated Brammer via submission (rear naked choke) Round 2

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 the TUF 10 Finale go here.

The total base fighter payroll for the Spike TV event, which attracted an official crowd of 1,400 attendees and a live gate of $504,350, was $351,000.

For complete results and coverage of the TUF 10 Finale click here and here.

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