The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Weigh-in Results, Salaries, Bonuses, and Medical Suspensions

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Weigh-in Results

Clay Guida (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
DaMarques Johnson (170) vs. James Wilks (171)
Kevin Burns (171) vs. Chris Lytle (170)
Ross Pearson (156) vs. Andre Winner (155)
Nate Diaz (156) vs. Joe Stevenson (155)
Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Brad Blackburn (170) vs. Edgar Garcia (171)
Mike Ciesnolevicz (208)* vs. Tomasz Drwal (205)
Frank Lester (170) vs. Nick Osipczak (170)
Jason Dent (155) vs. Cameron Dollar (154)

* Ciesnolevicz missed weight and was fined 20% of his show money. The money went to his opponent Drwal.

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Salaries

Diego Sanchez: $90,000 ($45,000 win bonus)
def. Clay Guida: $23,000

James Wilks: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. DaMarques Johnson: $8,000

Chris Lytle: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Burns: $9,000

Ross Pearson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Andre Winner: $8,000

Joe Stevenson: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $20,000

Melvin Guillard: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $17,000

Brad Blackburn: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
def. Edgar Garcia: $5,000

Tomasz Drwal: $15,600 ($7,000 win bonus)*
def. Mike Ciesnolevicz: $6,400+

Nick Ospiczak: $16,000 ($8000 win bonus)
def. Frank Lester: $8,000

Jason Dent: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Cameron Dollar: $8,000

* Includes 20% of Ciesnolevicz’s show money as a penalty for Ciesnolevicz failing to make weight

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 9 Finale Bonuses

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez $25,000, Clay Guida $25,000, Chris Lytle $25,000, Kevin Burns $25,000, Joe Stevenson $25,000, Nate Diaz $25,000
  • Knockout of the Night: Tomasz Drwal $25,000
  • Submission of the Night: Jason Dent $25,000

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Medical Suspensions

  • Clay Guida: Suspended until Aug. 15 with no contact during training until July 21 for precautionary reasons.
  • Kevin Burns: Must have right hand cleared by a doctor. Otherwise, suspended until Dec. 18. Regardless, suspended until Aug. 15 with no contact until July 21 for precautionary reasons.
  • Andre Winner: Suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 12 due to a left-cheek laceration.
  • Brad Blackburn: Must have right shoulder cleared by an orthopedic doctor. Otherwise, suspended until Dec. 18. Regardless, suspended until Aug. 15 with no contact until July 21 for precautionary reasons.
  • Edgar Garcia: Suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 12 due to a right-eyebrow cut.
  • Mike Ciesnolevicz: Suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 12 for precautionary reasons.
  • Frank Lester: Suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 12 for precautionary reasons.
  • Jason Dent: Must have right knee cleared by an orthopedic doctor. Otherwise, suspended until July 21 with no contact until July 12.

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