UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar was the star of the show at “The Ultimate Fighter 22” Finale, and the New Jersey native accordingly received the biggest paycheck from the Dec. 11 event in Las Vegas.
Edgar took home a disclosed $360,000 for his first-round knockout of Chad Mendes, according to payout information released on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission. “The Answer” earned a base salary of $180,000 which was doubled with a $180,000 win bonus when Edgar floored Mendes with a perfect left hook counter. Mendes earned $82,000 in defeat.
Other top earners on the card included lightweight contender Tony Ferguson ($100,000), heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga ($76,000) and 155-pounder Evan Dunham ($68,000).
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.
‘The Ultimate Fighter 22’ Salaries:
Frankie Edgar: $360,000 (includes $180,000 win bonus)
Chad Mendes: $82,000
Ryan Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Artem Lobov: $10,000
Tony Ferguson: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Edson Barboza: $44,000
Evan Dunham: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon: $54,000
Tatsuya Kawajiri: $52,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Jason Knight: $12,000
Julian Erosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Marcin Wrzosek: $10,000
Gabriel Gonzaga: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Konstantin Erokhin: $10,000
Ryan LaFlare: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Mike Pierce: $34,000
Geane Herrera: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Joby Sanchez: $10,000
Chris Gruetzemacher: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Abner Lloveras: $10,000