The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official paydays for all the contestants that participated in “The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale” this past Saturday.
Clay Guida was by far the card’s highest paid contestant. The lightweight left Las Vegas with $75,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Anthony Pettis in the night’s co-main event. Half of Guida’s check came via win bonus.
“Showtime” took home $10k for his 15 minutes of work.
Tony Ferguson not only won a six-figure UFC contract in the event’s featured attraction, but he also earned a $16,000 paycheck for his Octagon debut.
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 insurance, licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, secret somethin’ somethin’ handshakes, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
Here are the official paydays for ‘TUF 13 Finale’ (Total disclosed payroll $389,000):
Reuben Duran: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000
Scott Jorgensen: $29,000 (includes $14,500 win bonus) def. Ken Stone: $5,000
Clay Harvison: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $8,000
Shamar Bailey: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan McGillivray: $8,000
George Roop: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
Jeremy Stephens: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $4,000
Chris Cope: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charles O’Neil: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $10,000
Ed Herman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Tim Credeur: $10,000
Clay Guida: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
Tony Ferguson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem: $8,000