The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today released the salary and payouts for everyone competing at Saturday's (April 13, 2013) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale in Las Vegas. Below is a breakdown of the combined $508,500 payroll, including who took top honors.
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale payouts for those who competed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) "Faber vs. Jorgensen" event this past Saturday night (April 13, 2013) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, were acquired by the folks at MMAJunkie.com earlier today (April 14, 2013) from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Main event winner Urijah Faber received the biggest paycheck as "The California Kid" walked away with a cool $110,000 for his fourth-round submission of Scott Jorgensen (watch it here).
The second place winner may come as a surprise, however, as longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Cole Miller took home a $42,000 for his submission win against Bart Palaszewski ($15,000).
Here are the complete TUF 17 Finale payouts and salaries:
Urijah Faber: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 to win)
Scott Jorgensen: $23,500
Faber def. Jorgensen via submission
Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Uriah Hall: $8,000
Gastelum def. Hall via decision
Cat Zingano: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Miesha Tate: $28,000
Zingano def. Tate via technical knockout
Travis Browne: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000
Browne def. Gonzaga via knockout
Robert McDaniel: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Gilbert Smith: $8,000
McDaniel def. Smith via submission
Josh Samman: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Kevin Casey: $8,000
Samman def. Casey via technical knockout
Luke Barnatt: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Collin Hart: $8,000
Barnatt def. Hart via decision
Dylan Andrews: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000
Andrews def. Quinlan via technical knockout
Clint Hester: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Bristol Marunde: $8,000
Hester def. Marunde via knockout
Cole Miller: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
Bart Palaszewski: $15,000
Miller def. Palaszewski via submission
Maximo Blanco: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Sam Sicilia: $8,000
Blanco def. Sicilia via decision
Daniel Pineda: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Justin Lawrence: $8,000
Pineda def. Lawrence via submission
The total disclosed payroll for TUF 17 Finale was $508,500.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as fight bonuses, among others. 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 "Faber vs. Jorgensen" click here.
For complete TUF 17 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.