“The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale” Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
December 5th, 2011

UFC Michael Bisping

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants that competed in the past Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.”

As expected, Michael Bisping (Pictured), the card’s biggest and most controversial star, was the night’s highest paid athlete. “The Count” pocketed $425,000 for his lopsided TKO victory over Jason Miller in the show’s featured attraction.

“Mayhem,” on the other hand, left Las Vegas with a cool $45k for his efforts.

Just in case you were wondering, Bisping earned $142,000 more than the entire fight card combined.

The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort hosted this weekend’s festivities.

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 pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Here are the official paydays for The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale:

Preliminary Bouts:

Bryan Caraway: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Neace: $8,000

Steven Siler: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Clopton: $8,000

Roland Delorme: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Ferguson: $8,000

John Albert: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Pague: $8,000

Marcus Brimage: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Stephen Bass: $8,000

Main Bouts:

Johnny Bedford: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $8,000

Tony Ferguson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Yves Edwards: $16,000

John Dodson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Dillashaw: $8,000

Diego Brandao: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Dennis Bermudez: $8,000

Michael Bisping: $425,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
def. Jason Miller: $45,000

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