The NSAC has released the fighter payouts for the TUF 12 Finale. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional undisclosed 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.
Demian Maia, Stephan Bonnar and Leonard Garcia led the pack with $60,000+ paydays (after all disclosed bonuses) for their work at the TUF 12 Finale. TUF 12 cast members earned $8k/$8k purses.
Courtesy of MMA Junkie:
- Jonathan Brookins: $16,000 ($8k + $8k win bonus)
Michael Johnson: $8,000
- Stephan Bonnar: $62,000 ($31k + $31k)
Igor Pokrajac: $10,000
- Demian Maia: $80,000 ($40k + $40k)
Kendall Grove: $28,000
- Rick Story: $26,000 ($13k + $13k)
Johny Hendricks: $22,000
- Leonard Garcia: $32,000 ($16k + $16k)
Nam Phan: $8,000
- Cody McKenzie: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Aaron Wilkinson: $8,000
- Ian Loveland: $10,000 ($5k + $5k)
Tyler Toner: $3,000
- Kyle Watson: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Sako Chivitchian: $8,000
- Nick Pace: $6,000 ($3k + $3k)
Will Campuzano: $3,000
- Pablo Garza: $8,000 ($4k + $4k)
Fredson Paixao: $4,000
- David Branch: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Rich Attonito: $8,000
$30,000 bonus to each fighter.
- Knockout of the Night – Pablo Garza
- Submission of the Night – Cody McKenzie
- Fight of the Night – Nam Phan & Leonard Garcia
A disclosed total of $518,000, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.