TUF 8 Finale Payouts and Bonuses


The Nevada State Athletic Commission released fighter payouts for The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Finale on Saturday night.

The big winner of the night goes to Wilson Gouveia, who despite loosing 20% ($9,200) of his fight purse for not making weight, pulled in a hefty $36,800 for his win over “The Athlete” Jason MacDonald.

Loser of the night has to go to Kevin Burns for only pulling $7,000 for getting knocked out cold on national television. Burns contract only guaranteed him $7,000, that’s $1,000 less then all the TUF 8 fighters were guaranteed and this was his third fight for the UFC.

Efrain Escudero — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Phillipe Nover — $8,000
Vinicius Magalhaes -— $8,000
Ryan Bader — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Wilson Gouveia —- $36,800 (including $18,400 bonus)
Jason MacDonald — $35,200 (including $9,200 of Gouveia’s purse)
Anthony Johnson —- $18,000 (including $9,000 bonus)
Kevin Burns — $7,000
David Kaplan — $8,000
Junie Allen Browning — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Shane Primm —- $8,000
Krzysztof Soszynski — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Jules Bruchez —- $8,000
Eliot Marshall — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
George Roop —- $8,000
Shane Nelson — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Tom Lawlor —- $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)
Kyle Kingsbury — $8,000
John Polakowski —- $8,000
Roli Delgado — $16,000 (including $8,000 bonus)

Fight of the Night: Junie Browning and Dave Kaplan earned 25k each
KO of the Night: Anthony Johnson earned 25k
Submission of the Night: Krzysztof Soszynski earned 25k

[via Sherdog]


  1. Ryan S

    December 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Anthony Johnson definately desevered that

  2. T.R.

    December 14, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    yes, that was a great head kick. His training with cung le has paid off.

  3. steve

    December 14, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Thats kind of stupid that Vinny and Nover got the same as Dave Kaplan and all the other fighters who lost that night as far as fighter from the season. I mean comeon Nover was in the finals he should have gotten more then a guy who wasnt in the finals that lost. Same with Vinny.I mean really Jules Bruchez got 8k? That dude is for real a bitch. He would get his ass kicked at a local bar.

  4. zalbag

    December 15, 2008 at 12:23 am

    sidenote Escudero was on Law Radio last night and said that he wants Huerta next. calling it the mexican lw championship.lol

  5. tom

    December 15, 2008 at 1:17 am

    kevin got fucked on the pay..vinny and nover should have got at lesst 10grand because they made it to the finals

  6. Nichole Lesniak

    December 15, 2008 at 3:26 am

    The 4 that made it to the finals had the shot at the big contract – that was payment enough. And at least the 4 of them have futures in the UFC – can't say the same about the rest.

  7. Ryan S

    December 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Thats true. They have guaranteed fights in the future.

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