‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 15th, 2013

UFC WEC Urijah Faber

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale” event.

Former WEC featherweight king Urijah Faber (pictured) was by far the night’s highest earner. “The California Kid” pocketed $110,000 for submitting Scott Jorgensen in the card’s featured contest.

Half of Faber’s paycheck came via win bonus.

Cole Miller, who fought in a Facebook prelim, came closest to Faber by tapping out Bart Palaszewski. Miller made $42,000.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event.

Here are the official salaries for TUF 17 Finale:

(Total disclosed payroll: $508,500)

Preliminary Card:

Daniel Pineda: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Justin Lawrence: $8,000

Maximo Blanco: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Sam Sicilia: $8,000

Cole Miller: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Bart Palaszewski: $15,000

Clint Hester: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde: $8,000

Dylan Andrews: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000

Luke Barnatt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Collin Hart: $8,000

Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Kevin Casey: $8,000

Main Card:

Bubba McDaniel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Gilbert Smith: $8,000

Travis Browne: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000

Cat Zingano: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate: $28,000

Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Uriah Hall: $8,000

Urijah Faber: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen: $23,500

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