The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Fighter Payouts

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official fighter payouts for The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.

Tony Ferguson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $8,000

Clay Guida: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000

Ed Herman: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Credeur: $10,000

Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Fabio Maldonado: $10,000

Chris Cope: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Chuck O’Neil: $8,000

Jeremy Stephens: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Downes: $4,000

George Roop: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Grispi: $15,000

Shamar Bailey: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan McGillivray: $8,000

Clay Harvison: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Edwards: $8,000

Scott Jorgensen: $29,000 ($14,500 win bonus)
def. Ken Stone: $5000

Reuben Duran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000

Fight of the Night ($40,000 each) — Fabio Maldonado and Kyle Kingsbury

Submission of the Night ($40,000) — Reuben Duran

Knockout of the Night ($40,000)– Anthony Ferguson


  1. john

    June 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

    40000 bucks for a fight it s not bad

    i should do it

  2. corey

    June 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

    not bad at all but you start out making 1000 at best in local shows.

  3. Ken

    June 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I've fought for $100 at a state fair, $200 at a bar. $100 at a gym. Fighters don't make good money until there main carding fights in big promotions. I'd love to get $1000 for a local fight could pay for a few months of training with that. Undercard fighters in the UFC are gettin $4000 for a fight that wont cover the average pro fighters training camp.

  4. Kung Fu Panda

    June 10, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Ken is right. I fought 3 MMA matches, a lont time ago and I made a whole $275.00 for the three fights combined. I ended up tearing my ACL in my last match so really, after my doctor's bills, that were not covered by the promotion because this was back in the day where you signed a waiver that if you got hurt, you were on your own, I was negative a few thousand bucks. Luckily I had insurance but I still had to pay deductibles, co-pays and out of pcoket portions of it. Most local events feature maily amateur fighters because they do not have to pay much (a few hundred tops) and then the main event and possibly one or two other "pro" fighters matches. Once you turn pro, then you can make close to $1000 or somewhere around there. After going 1 -2, tearing my ACL and looking at the money that I was getting, I decided to stick to my day time job and only train as a hobby. One of the guys I train with just beat the champ of the local promotion that he fights for and he will be defending his title for the first time in a couple weeks and he will get a whole $500.00 + $250.00 if he wins. He is 4 -0 and has great potential but the chances of him making it big are small and even if he does, it will be about 2 to 3 years before he starts making enough money to barely live on.

    If they paid $40000 to anyone that fought, I am sure that everyone would be in that line ready to sign up. Anthony Pettis, even though he lost, has a lot of hype and is a rising star, and he only made $10000.00. This is a guy that has put in a few years and if he fights 3 or 4 times this year, assuming he makes $10000 per fight, $30 or $40 K is not a lot.

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