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TUF 13 Finale Salary Information

The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 is in the books with Tony Ferguson emerging as champion after using his impressive stand-up skills to once again stop an opponent with strikes, his latest victim of course being fellow finalist Ramsey Nijem. Both men, as well as their fellow TUF 13 castmates, received a base-salary of $8,000 for their efforts with winners walking away with an additional $8,000 in bonus money.

Their pay, in addition to those of the entire group competing this past Saturday night, was revealed earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Taking home a total of $74,000 was Clay Guida who not only emerged as the highest paid fighter on the card but solidified his claim for contendership after controlling former WEC lightweight title-holder Anthony Pettis for enough of their co-headlining bout to earn the nod from judges. Comparably, Pettis only earned $10,000 for his performance though certainly impressed with a variety of unique attacks and one of the most-active guards in recent memory.

Read below for a detail breakdown of TUF 13 Finale salary information including event-specific bonuses:

Reuben Duran: $52,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000
Scott Jorgensen: $29,000 (includes $14,500 win bonus) def. Ken Stone: $5,000
Clay Harvison: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $8,000
Shamar Bailey: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan McGillivray: $8,000
George Roop: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
Jeremy Stephens: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $4,000
Chris Cope: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chuck O’Neil: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $60,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $50,000 (includes $40,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
Ed Herman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Tim Credeur: $10,000
Clay Guida: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
Tony Ferguson: $56,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem: $8,000

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3 COMMENTS
  • Angry Mike says:

    I realize that the event was a showcase for TUF fighters, but even still, Herman should’ve gotten some money for the ko of Creduer. You can’t put Nijem and Credeur in the same class because of Credeur’s experience and skills. Knocking him out was more impressive than knocking out Nijem.

  • MCM says:

    anyone else surprised that Pettis makes less on paper than Grispi?

  • Dufresne says:

    I wish there was some sort of set bonus for the fighters in the main event. Every card is sold on the fighters in the main and co-main event, they’re on the posters, they’re in the commercials, and more and more are being showcased in the countdown shows. Personally I think they should have some sort of extra compensation for it. Maybe a $20k bonus to the main event fighters and $10k for the co-main event on the free cards and a set percentage of the ppv sales for the ppv fights. That way there’s extra motivation for both the newer guys to get to the top of the TUF finale or Fight Night cards and there’s more incentive to hype the card you’re on for the ppvs.

    And MCM, I completely agree with you. Not so much because of how much Grispi got paid because I think that’s about right, but because of how little Pettis got paid. $10k for a guy who was supposed to be fighting for the title and who was fighting for a title shot? That’s ridiculous.

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