TUF 19 Finale fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Edgar vs. Penn 3" FOX Sports 1 event last weekend (Sun., July 6, 2014) from inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Not surprisingly, ex-UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was the top earner of the night, grabbing $260,000 in cash for retiring former 155-pound nemesis BJ Penn (replay). "The Prodigy," meanwhile, has 150,000 reasons to feel better about his technical knockout loss.
That's not all.
Here are the full TUF 19 Finale payout and salaries:
Frankie Edgar: $260,000 ($130,000 to show, $130,000 to win)
B.J. Penn: $150,000
Edgar def. Penn via technical knockout
Corey Anderson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Matt Van Buren: $8,000
Anderson def. Van Buren via technical knockout
Eddie Gordon: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dhiego Lima: $8,000
Gordon def. Lima via knockout
Derrick Lewis: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Guto Inocente: $8,000
Lewis def. Innocente via knockout
Dustin Ortiz: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Justin Scoggins: $12,000
Ortiz def. Scoggins via split decision
Kevin Lee: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jesse Ronson: $8,000
Lee def. Ronson via split decision
Leandro Issa: $15,000 ($7,500 to show, $7,500 to win)
Jumabieke Tuerxun: $8,000
Issa def. Tuerxun via submission (armbar)
Adriano Martins: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Juan Manuel Puig: $8,000
Martins def. Puif via knockout
Patrick Walsh: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Daniel Spohn: $8,000
Walsh def. Spohn via unanimous decision
Sarah Moras: $18,000 ($10,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Alexis Dufresne: $6,000
Moras def. Dufresne via unanimous decision
Robert Drysdale: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Keith Berish: $8,000
Drysdale def. Berish via submission (rear-naked choke)
The total disclosed payroll for TUF 19 Finale was $683,000.
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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Edgar vs. Penn 3" click here.
For complete TUF 19 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.