$447,000 total reported payroll at TUF 16 Finale

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Ultimate Fighter Finale 16 payroll

Timothy Elliott: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
vs. Jared Papazian: $6,000

Mike Rio: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
vs. John Cofer: $6,000

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

Anthony Waldburger: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
vs. Nick Catone: $13,000

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

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

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

Main Card

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

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

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

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

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The numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only the contracted salaries. These figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Further, they do not contain money paid by sponsors, Fight Night bonuses from the UFC, discretionary bonuses, etc.

In addition to the numbers above. UFC president Dana White paid Melvin Guillard his show purse after Jamie Varner withdrew from their bout the day of the fight due to illness.