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“The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale” Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
June 6th, 2011
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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):

Preliminary Bouts:

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

Main Bouts:

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

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