TUF 10 Finale: Fighters Earnings Announced

The fighter salaries for the The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 finale this past weekend have now been revealed.

There was significant interest in what Kimbo Slice was paid for his debut fight for the UFC, particularly after Dana White announced that Slice had negotiated a different contract from the other fighters who participated on the show.

In the end the disclosed sum of $25,000 is perhaps less than some would have anticipated, and certainly a far cry from the $500,000 he was reported to have been paid last year for his loss to Seth Petruzelli in the now defunct EliteXC promotion.

Despite that, it is still more than the other fighters on the current season of the show, who each earned $8,000 to show, plus a further $8,000 for a win.

Top earners on the night were the established UFC fighters Matt Hamill and Frankie Edgar who took home $46,000 each.  Mark Bocek and Brian Stann followed behind with $30,000 after their victories at the event.

The lowest earner on the card was newcomer Joe Brammer who picked up just $5,000 after his defeat in the opening bout of the evening.

See the full earning list for the event below and remember that it does not include fight bonuses and sponsorship money that they may have earned in addition to their salary.

Roy Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

Brendan Schaub: $8,000

Matt Hamill: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)

Jon Jones: $20,000

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson: $25,000 (no win bonus)

Houston Alexander: $13,000

Frankie Edgar: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)

Matt Veach: $5,000

Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

Marcus Jones: $8,000

James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

Darrill Schoonover: $8,000

Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

Justin Wren: $8,000

John Howard: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)

Dennis Hallman: $15,000

Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)

Rodney Wallace: $6,000

Mark Bocek: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)

Joe Brammer: $5,000

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