The NSAC has released the fighter payouts for the TUF 9 Finale. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional “locker room” bonuses or sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.
Former TUF winners Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson were the night’s big money winners taking home $115,000 and $95,000, respectively, with their “Fight of the Night” bonus money factored in. Chris Lytle, Clay Guida and Nate Diaz also did well for themselves pocketing $61,000, $48,000 and $45,000, respectively, with their bonuses included.
Courtesy of MMA Junkie:
- Diego Sanchez: $90,000 ($45k + $45k win bonus)
Clay Guida: $23,000
- James Wilks: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
DaMarques Johnson: $8,000
- Chris Lytle: $36,000 ($18k + $18k)
Kevin Burns: $9,000
- Ross Pearson: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Andre Winner: $8,000
- Joe Stevenson: $70,000 ($35k + $35k)
Nate Diaz: $20,000
- Melvin Guillard: $24,000 ($12k + $12k)
Gleison Tibau: $17,000
- Brad Blackburn: $18,000 ($9k + $9k)
Edgar Garcia: $5,000
- Tomasz Drwal: $15,600 ($7k + $7k + $1,600 from Ciesnolevicz for missing weight)
Mike Ciesnolevicz: $6,400 ($8k – $1,600 penalty for missing weight)
- Nick Ospiczak: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Frank Lester: $8,000
- Jason Dent: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Cameron Dollar: $8,000
$25,000 bonus to each fighter.
- KO of the night – Tomasz Drwal
- Submission of the night – Jason Dent
- Fights of the night – Diego Sanchez & Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson & Nate Diaz, Chris Lytle & Kevin Burns
A disclosed total of $630,000, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.