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UFC TUF Finale Salaries Announced, Faber Tops at $110 K

by Kel Dansby | Posted on Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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The UFC rarely gives the media and fans a glimpse into their books but the numbers were released early today for last night’s “The Ultimate Fighter” Finale. Topping the list was veteran and headliner Urijah Faber at $110K followed by Cole Miller at $42K and Travis Brown at $40K.

The total amount of cash shelled out by the UFC was $508,500. To put that into perspective the event made $569,000 gate  from the 5,549 attendees. This is the norm when it comes to UFC, they rarely pay more in contracts than they take in at gate. Smart business men know how to make money, the best business men know how to keep money. The UFC’s model allows them to pocket TV/internet money from FX, Facebook, and usually Pay-Per-View on top of that.

In addition to the salaries listed below the UFC handed out $200K in bonuses for the night. A system where only one fighter makes over 6 figures and the main draw for the event, Uriah Hall, makes $8K will surely be questioned. The UFC has grown rapidly but they are still behind the curve when it comes to paying it’s fighters their just due.

Here are the TUF salaries according to USA Today & MMAJunkie.com:

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

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