TUF 16 Finale salaries: Pyle leads the way with 78k

USA TODAY Sports

The payroll for Saturday's Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale has been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and it's pretty low compared to most shows. The total was just $447,000 and the leading fighter was Mike Pyle, who made $78,000 for his first-round knockout of James Head. Roy Nelson (48k) and Pat Barry (44k) were next in line, and those three were the only men that made more than 40k for their fights. Here's a look at what everyone made:

Roy Nelson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Matt Mitrione: $12,000

Colton Smith: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Mike Ricci: $8,000

Patrick Barry: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus)
Shane Del Rosario: $20,000

Dustin Poirier: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
Jonathan Brookins: $20,000

Mike Pyle: $78,000 ($39,000 win bonus)
James Head: $12,000

Johnny Bedford: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Marcos Vinicius: $8,000

Rustam Khabilov: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Vinc Pichel: $8,000

T.J. Waldburger: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
Nick Catone: $13,000

Hugo Viana: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Reuben Duran: $8,000

Mike Rio: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
John Cofer: $8,000

Tim Elliott: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
Jared Papazian: $6,000


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