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TUF 10 Finale Fighter Payouts: Kimbo Banks $25k

MoneyThe NSAC has released the fighter payouts for the TUF 10 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, pay-per-view revenue sharing, 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.

Kimbo Slice didn’t bring home the biggest paycheck (at least not disclosed), but he earned more than his fellow TUF 10 cast members taking home $25,000 for his decision victory over Houston Alexander. It’s a far cry from the $500,000 he earned in his last fight in EliteXC, but you can bet he’ll be making a lot more than $25k per fight from here on out. It was definitely a sweet deal for Spike and the UFC who got monster ratings on the cheap, but it wasn’t totally one-sided in their favor. The show gave Kimbo an opportunity to significantly extend his drawing power, and I suspect it will pay off for him in the long-run.


Courtesy of MMA Junkie:

  • Roy Nelson: $16,000 ($8k + $8k win bonus)
    Brendan Schaub: $8,000
  • Matt Hamill: $46,000 ($23k + $23k)
    Jon Jones: $20,000
  • Kimbo Slice: $25,000 (no win bonus)
    Houston Alexander: $13,000
  • Frankie Edgar: $46,000 ($23k + $23k)
    Matt Veach: $5,000
  • Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
    Marcus Jones: $8,000
  • James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
    Darrill Schoonover: $8,000
  • Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
    Justin Wren: $8,000
  • John Howard: $14,000 ($7k + $7k)
    Dennis Hallman: $15,000
  • Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15k + $15k)
    Rodney Wallace: $6,000
  • Mark Bocek: $30,000 ($15k + $15k)
    Joe Brammer: $5,000

Bonuses $25,000

  • Knockout of the Night – Roy Nelson
  • Submission of the Night – Mark Bocek
  • Fight of the Night – Frankie Edgar & Matt Veach

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $451,000, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.

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