The Nevada State Athletic Commission released salary information for the Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale and, in a stark change from his days in EliteXC, Kimbo Slice was not the highest paid fighter on the card. Slice, who took home $500,000 after losing to Seth Petruzelli, earned a cool twenty-five thousand dollars in his UFC debut. The sum for his unanimous decision victory over Houston Alexander did not include an additional win bonus.
Frank Edgar topped the salary list at $71,000, a total assisted by the $25,000 bonus he was awarded for “Fight of the Night” against opponent Matt Veach. News of the earnings was first reported by MMAJunkie.
Here is a complete rundown of TUF 10 Finale payment information made available to the public including event-specific bonuses:
Mark Bocek: $55,000 ($15,000 win bonus / $25,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Joe Brammer: $5,000
Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000
John Howard: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Hallman: $15,000
Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Wren: $8,000
James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Darrill Schoonover: $8,000
Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Jones: $8,000
Frank Edgar: $71,000 ($23,000 win bonus / $25,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Matt Veach: $30,000 ($25,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
Kimbo Slice: $25,000 def. Houston Alexander: $13,000
Matt Hamill: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jon Jones: $20,000
Roy Nelson: $41,000 ($8,000 win bonus / $25,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $8,000