Guida ($74K), Herman ($48K) Top Payroll for ‘TUF 13’ Finale

By Sherdog.com Staff Jun 6, 2011
UFC lightweight stalwart Clay Guida took home an event-high $74,000 for his unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis ($10,000) on “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Guida earned $37,000 in “show” money and an additional $37,000 win bonus, according to the official payroll figures disclosed to Sherdog.com Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. As always, the numbers do not include any discretionary or “locker room” bonuses which a promoter may choose to award.

Second to Guida was middleweight Ed Herman, who netted $48,000 (including a $24,000 win bonus) with his 48-second thumping of “Crazy” Tim Credeur ($10,000).

Other top earners included lightweight Jeremy Stephens ($40,000), light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury ($20,000) and bantamweight Scott Jorgensen ($29,000). Despite being dominated for the better part of three rounds, Josh Grispi ($15,000) earned a higher disclosed salary than the man who beat him, George Roop ($12,000).

All eight competitors from the cast of “TUF 13” received a base pay of $8,000 with an additional $8,000 to win, including season-winner Tony Ferguson, who grabbed an additional $40,000 in “Knockout of the Night” money by felling Ramsey Nijem in the first round.

“The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale payouts:
Tony Ferguson -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem -- $8,000
Clay Guida -- $74,000 (including $37,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis -- $10,000
Ed Herman -- $48,000 (including $24,000 win bonus) def. Tim Credeur -- $10,000
Kyle Kingsbury -- $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado -- $10,000
Chris Cope -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus) def. Chuck O’Neil -- $8,000
Jeremy Stephens -- $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes -- $4,000
George Roop -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi -- $15,000
Shamar Bailey -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan McGillivray -- $8,000
Clay Harvison -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards -- $8,000
Scott Jorgensen -- $29,000 (including $14,500 win bonus) def. Ken Stone -- $5,000
Reuben Duran -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Francisco Rivera -- $4,000
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