TUF 19 Finale fighter salaries: B.J. Penn ends career earning $150,000 in loss to Frankie Edgar

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps unsurprisingly, B.J. Penn had the highest base salary of all the fighters who competed on the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday night.

There weren't any marquee names on last night's TUF 19 Finale aside from the main event fighters B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar. So it should be a surprise to no one that they were the highest earners on the card, with Edgar pocketing $260,000 and Penn $150,000. Not including the $200,000 worth of bonuses handed out, the two of them made more money than the other 20 fighters on the card combined. It's not really all that surprising when you consider it's a TUF show filled with TUF fighters and others who can be considered on the lower end of the UFC's payroll. Leandro Issa ended up as the biggest winner on the night as he took both FOTN and a performance bonus to gain an additional $100,000.

Here's the full list of salaries for all fighters involved on last night's card, with the usual disclaimer that this doesn't represent a fighter's total earnings, nor does it include sponsorship money, "locker room" bonuses, taxes, etc.

Main card (FOX Sports 1)
Frankie Edgar ($130,000 + $130,000 = $260,000) def. B.J. Penn ($150,000)
Corey Anderson ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Matt Van Buren ($8,000)
Eddie Gordon ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Dhiego Lima ($8,000)
Derrick Lewis ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Guto Inocente ($8,000)
Dustin Ortiz ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Justin Scoggins ($12,000)

Preliminary card (FOX Sports 1)
Kevin Lee ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Jesse Ronson ($8,000)
Leandro Issa ($7,500 + $7,500 = $15,000) def. Jumabieke Tuerxun ($8,000)
Adriano Martins ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Juan Manuel Puig ($8,000)
Patrick Walsh ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Daniel Spohn ($8,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Sarah Moras ($10,000* + $8,000 = $18,000) def. Alexis Dufresne ($6,000*)
Robert Drysdale ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Keith Berish ($8,000)

*Fighter forfeited 20-percent of purse to opponent due to missed weight

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