TUF 27 Finale purses range from $10,000 to $112,000

Monday, July 09, 2018

The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, also known as The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale, was held on July 6, 2018, at the Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada. These are the official fight purses:

Israel Adesanya ($56,000 + $56,000 = $112,000)
Brad Tavares ($56,000)

Mike Trizano ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000)
Joe Giannetti ($15,000)

Brad Katona ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000)
Jay Cucciniello ($15,000)

Alex Caceres ($42,000 + $42,000)
Martin Bravo ($25,000)

Roxanne Modafferi ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000)
Barb Honchak ($10,000)

Alessio Di Chirico ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000)
Julian Marquez ($12,000)

Montana De La Rosa ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000)
Rachael Ostovich ($12,000)

Luis Pena ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
Richie Smullen ($10,000)

John Gunther ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
Allan Zuniga ($10,000)

Bryce Mitchell ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
Tyler Diamond ($10,000)

Steven Peterson ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
Matt Bessette ($12,000)

Gerald Meerschaert ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000)
Oskar Piechota ($14,000)

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by Nevada regulations to submit to the state athletic commission; they do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, fighters receive apparel sponsorships from Reebok ranging from $3,500 to $50,000 for champions. Although it is not usual, in some cases there is an LOA [Letter of Agreement] on the contract for additional income. And lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non-fighting space.

H/T Shaun Al-Shatti, MMA Fighting