The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "Bisping vs. Miller" Spike TV event this past Saturday night (Dec. 3, 2011) from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Michael Bisping came into "Sin City" with a few extra pounds and will leave with a few extra thousand. The brash Brit will "Count" the $425,000 he made for beating the brakes off Jason Miller in the night's main event, one that only pocketed "Mayhem" $45,000 in defeat.
TUF 14 champions John Dodson and Diego Brandao made the standard 8/8 post-show pocket change, raking in $16,000 apiece for their winning performances. That, coupled with the 40-grand they secured in post-fight bonuses and they'll have a lot to celebrate this holiday season.
Fellow TUF champ Anthony Ferguson (season 13) came in at number three with $30,000 for convincing the judges he was a better fighter than Yves Edwards, who contributes to the Thugjitsu retirement fund with $16,000.
Here is the complete list of TUF 14 Finale salaries and payouts:
Michael Bisping: $425,000 ($275,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Jason Miller: $45,000
Bisping def. Miller via technical knockout
Diego Brandao: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dennis Bermudez: $8,000
Brandao def. Bermudez via submission (armbar)
John Dodson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
T.J. Dillashaw: $8,000
Dodson def. Dillashaw via knockout
Tony Ferguson: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Yves Edwards: $16,000
Ferguson def. Edwards via unanimous decision
John Albert: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dustin Pague: $8,000
Albert def. Pague via technical knockout
The total disclosed payroll for TUF 14 Finale was $708,000.
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 TUF 14 Finale click here.
For complete "Bisping vs. Miller" results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.