Former WEC bantamweight champ Urijah Faber earned $110,000 for his submission win over Scott Jorgensen at Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 17” Finale, according to figures released Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
For his main-event victory at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the “California Kid” took home $55,000 in “show” money and an additional $55,000 win bonus; Jorgensen pocketed $23,500 in defeat. Faber’s check was the largest on the card by a significant margin, with undercard featherweight Cole Miller earning the next most at $42,000.
Other high earners included heavyweight Travis Browne, who banked $40,000 for his first-round stoppage of Gabriel Gonzaga ($24,000), and former Strikeforce titlist Miesha Tate, who took home $28,000 -- twice the purse of the woman who beat her, Cat Zingano ($14,000).
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.
UFC ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ Finale Salaries:
Urijah Faber: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen: $23,500
Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Uriah Hall: $8,000
Cat Zingano: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate: $28,000
Travis Browne: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000
Bubba McDaniel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Gilbert Smith: $8,000
Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Kevin Casey: $8,000
Luke Barnatt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Collin Hart: $8,000
Dylan Andrews: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000
Clint Hester: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde: $8,000
Cole Miller: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Bart Palaszewski: $15,000
Maximo Blanco: $26,00 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Sam Sicilia: $8,000
Daniel Pineda: $26,00 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Justin Lawrence: $8,000