‘TUF 17’ Finale Salaries: Urijah Faber Tops Payroll with $110,000 Purse

By Sherdog.com Staff Apr 15, 2013

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

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