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TUF 27 Finale payouts, medical suspensions: Israel Adesanya banks six figures, Brad Tavares draws six months

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brought combat sports fans The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 last Friday night (July 6, 2018) inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of International Fight Week.

That’s where rising middleweight striking sensation, Israel Adesanya, took one step closer to 185-pound title contention by turning away the rough-and-tumble Brad Tavares. In addition, the promotion crowned “Ultimate Fighters” in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions, thanks to finale wins from Mike Trizano (155) and Brad Katona (145).

Who got paid and who got hurt? I’m glad you asked, because Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently released the payouts and medical suspensions for TUF 27 Finale, conveniently laid out below.

TUF 27 Finale payouts:

Israel Adesanya ($56,000 + $56,000 = $112,000) def. Brad Tavares ($56,000)
Mike Trizano ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Joe Giannetti ($15,000)
Brad Katona ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Jay Cucciniello ($15,000)
Alex Caceres ($42,000 + $42,000 = $84,000) def. Martin Bravo ($25,000)
Roxanne Modafferi ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Barb Honchak ($10,000)
Alessio Di Chirico ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Julian Marquez ($12,000)
Montana De La Rosa ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Rachael Ostovich ($12,000)
Luis Pena ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Richie Smullen ($10,000)
John Gunther ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Allan Zuniga ($10,000)
Bryce Mitchell ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Tyler Diamond ($10,000)
Steven Peterson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Matt Bessette ($12,000)
Gerald Meerschaert ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Oskar Piechota ($14,000)

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

TUF 27 Finale medical suspensions:

Brad Tavares: needs nasal fracture cleared by doctor and left ulnar fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019; minimum suspension until Sept. 5 with no contact until Aug. 21.
Mike Trizano: needs right lower leg and left knee x-rayed and MRI of left hand third metacarpal; if positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019. Minimum suspension until Aug. 6 without contact until July 28.
Martin Bravo: needs fractured right foot cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019; minimum suspension until Aug. 21 with no contact until Aug. 6.
Barb Honchak: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Alessio Di Chirico: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Julian Marquez: Needs MRI of right shoulder; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019.
Luis Pena: Left foot (toe) x-rayed; if positive, must have doctor clearance or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019. Minimum suspension until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Richie Smullen: needs dental clearance by dentist on lower teeth or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019. Minimum suspension until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Allan Zuniga: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Bryce Mitchell: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Matt Bessette: Needs MRI of left knee MCL tear; if positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until Jan. 3, 2019. Minimum suspension until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.
Oskar Piechota: suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact until July 28.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For complete results and recap of all the TUF 27 Finale festivities click here.