TUF 17 Finale salaries: Urijah Faber, Cole Miller top fighter payroll
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:00 am ET
Main-event winner Urijah Faber ($110,000) and Facebook prelims victor Cole Miller ($42,000) were the top earners at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Saturday.
) confirmed the figures with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $508,500.
The TUF 17 Finale took place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Faber submitted fellow bantamweight Scott Jorgensen in the FX-televised headliner. In the co-headliner, Kelvin Gastelum ($16,000) upset Uriah Hall ($8,000) to win the "TUF 17" tournament. Additionally, Cat Zingano ($14,000) scored a knockout win over Miesha Tate ($28,000).
The full TUF 17 Finale salaries included:
Urijah Faber: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $23,500
Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $8,000
Cat Zingano: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000
Travis Browne: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000
Robert McDaniel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Smith: $8,000
Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Casey: $8,000
Luke Barnatt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Collin Hart: $8,000
Dylan Andrews: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000
Clint Hester: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Bristol Marunde: $8,000
Cole Miller: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Bart Palaszewski: $15,000
Maximo Blanco: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Sam Sicilia: $8,000
Daniel Pineda: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Lawrence: $8,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 TUF 17 Finale bonuses to Browne ("KO of the Night"), Pineda ("Submission of the Night"), and Zingano and Tate ("Fight of the Night").
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
For complete coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.