The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the FOX Sports 1-televised event last weekend (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) from inside Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Newly-crowned strawweight champion Carla Esparza was able to secure a $50,000 payday for her triumphant win over fellow TUF contestant Rose Namajunas ($25,000), falling just shy of top earner Charles Oliveira. "Do Bronx" captured $54,000 for his unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens ($40,000).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of TUF 20 Finale payouts and salaries:
Carla Esparza: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Rose Namajunas: $25,000
Esparza def. Namajunas via submission
Charles Oliveira: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Jeremy Stephens: $40,000
Oliveira def. Stephens via unanimous decision
Daron Cruickshank: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
K.J. Noons: $31,000
Cruickshank vs. Noons ruled No Contest (eye poke)
Yancy Medeiros: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Joe Proctor: $10,000
Medeiros def. Proctor via submission
Jessica Penne: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Randa Markos: $8,000
Penne def. Markos via split decision
Felice Herrig: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Lisa Ellis: $8,000
Herrig def. Ellis via submission
Heather Jo Clark: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Bec Rawlings: $8,000
Clarke def. Rawlings via unanimous decision
Joanne Calderwood: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Seo Hee Ham: $8,000
Calderwood def. Ham via unanimous decision
Tecia Torres: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Angela Magana: $8,000
Torres def. Magana via unanimous decision
Aisling Daly: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Alex Chambers: $8,000
Daly def. Chambers via submission
Angela Hill: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Emily Kagan: $8,000
Hill def. Kagan via unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $442,000.
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 TUF 20 Finale click here.
For complete TUF 20 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.