The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 is in the books with Tony Ferguson emerging as champion after using his impressive stand-up skills to once again stop an opponent with strikes, his latest victim of course being fellow finalist Ramsey Nijem. Both men, as well as their fellow TUF 13 castmates, received a base-salary of $8,000 for their efforts with winners walking away with an additional $8,000 in bonus money.
Their pay, in addition to those of the entire group competing this past Saturday night, was revealed earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Taking home a total of $74,000 was Clay Guida who not only emerged as the highest paid fighter on the card but solidified his claim for contendership after controlling former WEC lightweight title-holder Anthony Pettis for enough of their co-headlining bout to earn the nod from judges. Comparably, Pettis only earned $10,000 for his performance though certainly impressed with a variety of unique attacks and one of the most-active guards in recent memory.
Read below for a detail breakdown of TUF 13 Finale salary information including event-specific bonuses:
Reuben Duran: $52,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000
Scott Jorgensen: $29,000 (includes $14,500 win bonus) def. Ken Stone: $5,000
Clay Harvison: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $8,000
Shamar Bailey: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan McGillivray: $8,000
George Roop: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
Jeremy Stephens: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $4,000
Chris Cope: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chuck O’Neil: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $60,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $50,000 (includes $40,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
Ed Herman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Tim Credeur: $10,000
Clay Guida: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
Tony Ferguson: $56,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $40,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem: $8,000
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