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TUF 17 Finale payouts and salaries: Urijah Faber, Cole Miller top $508,500 payroll

Unsurprisingly, Urijah Faber was the highest paid fighter out of last night's TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas at $110,000.


The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salary information for last night's TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas. As is common for TUF cards, the payroll is fairly small compared to other UFC events. Urijah Faber topped the $508,500 payroll with $110,000 (including the $55,000 win bonus). Cole Miller, the 2nd longest tenured UFC fighter on the card, picked up $42,000 in his win over Bart Palaszewski. Gabriel Gonzaga, the longest tenured UFC fighter, had the 2nd highest base salary at $24,000, but obviously didn't pick up a win bonus. FOTN winners Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate earned $14,000 and $28,000 respectively. The TUF 17 cast members were all given the usual $8,000 base salary.

Here's the full list:

Urijah Faber: $110,000 ($55,000 show, $55,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $23,500

Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $8,000

Cat Zingano: $14,000 ($7,000 show, $7,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $40,000 ($20,000 show, $20,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000

Bubba McDaniel: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Smith: $8,000

Josh Samman: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Casey: $8,000

Luke Barnatt: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Collin Hart: $8,000

Dylan Andrews: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000

Clint Hester: $16,000 ($8,000 show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Bristol Marunde: $8,000

Cole Miller: $42,000 ($21,000 show, $21,000 win bonus)
def. Bart Palaszewski: $15,000

Maximo Blanco: $26,000 ($13,000 show, $13,000 win bonus)
def. Sam Sicilia: $8,000

Daniel Pineda: $26,000 ($13,000 show, $13,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Lawrence: $8,000

Please note that these totals do not include post-fight bonuses, discretionary "locker room" bonuses handed out by the UFC, sponsorship money, or itemized deductions. Basically you're looking at base salary + win bonus when applicable.

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