The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Weigh-in Results, Salaries, Bonuses, and Medical Suspensions

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Weigh-in Results

Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Phillipe Nover (155)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Vinicius Magalhaes (205)
Kevin Burns (171) vs. Anthony Johnson (171)
Wilson Gouveia (189)* vs. Jason MacDonald (184)
Junie Browning (156) vs. Dave Kaplan (156)
Shane Primm (202) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (205)
Jules Bruchez (205) vs. Eliot Marshall (203)
Kyle Kingsbury (205) vs. Tom Lawlor (204)
Shane Nelson (156) vs. George Roop (153)
John Polakowski (152) vs. Roli Delgado (155)

* The NSAC did not permit Gouveia an additional two hours to make weight for safety reasons. Gouveia has been fined 20% of his purse, which will be awarded to MacDonald. The fight will take place at a catchweight of 189 pounds.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Salaries

Efrain Escudero: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Phillipe Nover: $8,000

Ryan Bader: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Vinny Magalhaes: $8,000

Wilson Gouveia: $36,800 ($18,400 win bonus)
def. Jason MacDonald: $35,200*

Anthony Johnson: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Burns: $7,000

Junie Browning: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Kaplan: $8,000

Krzysztof Soszynski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Primm: $8,000

Eliot Marshall: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Jules Bruchez: $8,000

Shane Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. George Roop: $8,000

Tom Lawlor: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $8,000

Roli Delgado: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. John Polakowski: $8,000

* Includes $9,200 of Gouveia’s purse.

Note: The salaries reflect the gross amount paid to fighters before taxes, insurance, and licenses, and do not reflect potential additional income that fighters commonly derive through sponsorships or unreported “locker room” bonuses.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Bonuses

  • Fight of the Night: Junie Browning $25,000, Dave Kaplan $25,000
  • Knockout of the Night: Anthony Johnson $25,000
  • Submission of the Night: Krzysztof Soszynski $25,000

The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Medical Suspensions

  • Ryan Bader suspended until June 9 and must have his right hand X-rayed and cleared by a doctor.
  • Vinny Magalhaes suspensed until Jan. 14 with no contact until Jan. 5 for precautionary reasons.
  • Kevin Burns suspended until June 9 and must be cleared of possible left-orbital and left-ankle fractures. Even if cleared, he must serve a mandatory suspension until Feb. 9 with no contact till Jan. 25.
  • Jason MacDonald suspended until Jan. 14 with no contact until Jan. 5 due to a forehead laceration.
  • Dave Kaplan suspended until Jan. 25 with no contact until Jan. 14 due to lacerations above and below his right eye.
  • Shane Primm suspended until June 9 and must have an MRI of his left shoulder and clearance from an orthopedic doctor. Even if cleared, he must serve a mandatory suspension until Jan. 14 with no contact till Jan. 5.
  • Jules Bruchez suspended until Jan. 14 with no contact until Jan. 5 due to a laceration under his left eye.
  • Tom Lawlor suspended until June 9 and must have his left hand X-rayed by a doctor. Even if cleared, he must serve as a mandatory suspension until Jan. 25 with no contact till Jan. 14.