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TUF 7 Salaries and Bonuses

Written by Tom Ngo
June 24th, 2008
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The final fighter salaries for The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 Finale were released, with Diego Sanchez walking away the biggest winner earning over six-figures for the night’s work.  TUF Champion Amir Sadollah didn’t do so poorly either, as he walked away with a six-figure deal and more importantly, a guaranteed future in the UFC. 
Preliminary Bouts:

Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough $8,000/each – Bout Cancelled – Win bonus would have been $8,000 for either fighter

Rob Kimmons ($6,000 + $3,000 win bonus) Defeated Rob Yundt ($5,000, Win bonus would have been $5,000)

Dean Lister ($28,000 + $14,000 win bonus) Defeated Jeremy Horn ($25,000, Win bonus would have been $25,000)

Matt Brown ($16,000 + $8,000 win bonus) Defeated Matt Arroyo ($8,000, Win bonus would have been $8,000)

Drew McFedries ($26,000 + $13,000 win bonus) Defeated Marvin Eastman ($9,000, Win bonus would have been $9,000)

Dustin Hazelett ($24,000 +$12,000 win bonus) Defeated Josh Burkman ($10,000, Win bonus would have been $10,000)

Main Bouts:

Matthew Riddle ($16,000 +$8,000 win bonus) Defeated Dante Rivera ($8,000, Win bonus would have been $8,000)

Spencer Fisher ($36,000 + $18,000 Win bonus) Defeated Jeremy Stephens ($8,000, Win bonus would have been $8,000)

Diego Sanchez ($70,000 + $35,000 Win bonus) Defeated Luigi Fioravanti ($10,000, Win bonus would have been $10,000)

Amir Sadollah ($16,000 + $8,000 Win bonus + a six-figure UFC deal for winning TUF Season 7) Defeated C.B. Dollaway ($8,000, Win bonus would have been $8,000)

Kendall Grove ($32,000 + $16,000 Win bonus) Defeated Evan Tanner ($25,000, Win Bonus would have been $25,000)

Fight Bonuses:

Fight of the Night: Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Burkman ($20,000/each)

Submission of the Night: Dustin Hazelett ($20,000)

Knockout of the Night: Drew McFedries ($20,000)

Disclosed Payroll for TUF 7 Finale: $402,000

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