The below reflects the official salaries, as well as bonuses paid by the UFC for Fight of the Night, KO of the Night, and Submission of the Night, for last Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale event as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
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.
Of particular note is that Matt Hamill received a $23,000 win bonus in a fight that he was dominated in, yet won by disqualification.
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Salaries:
Roy Nelson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $8,000
Matt Hamill: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jon Jones: $20,000
Kimbo Slice: $25,000 (no win bonus) def. Houston Alexander: $13,000
Frankie Edgar: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Matt Veach: $5,000
Matt Mitrione: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Jones: $8,000
James McSweeney: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Darrill Schoonover: $8,000
Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Wren: $8,000
John Howard: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def Dennis Hallman: $15,000
Brian Stann: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000
Mark Bocek: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Joe Brammer: $5,000
Fight of the Night: Frankie Edgar ($25,000) and Matt Veach ($25,000)
KO of the Night: Roy Nelson ($25,000)
Submission of the Night: Mark Bocek ($25,000)