TUF 19 Finale: Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn Lead Way in Pay
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salary figures for Sunday’s TUF 19 Finale, and not surprisingly, decorated vets BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar led the way.
Edgar was paid $260,000 for his third round, stoppage win over Penn, who made $150,000 in what will likely be the legend’s last fight.
The TUF 19 Finale was hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here are the complete payroll figures that the UFC disclosed to the NSAC. They do not include any additional money a fighter may have earned through sponsorships or performance bonuses.
Frankie Edgar: $260,000 (includes $130,000 bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
Corey Anderson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Matt Van Buren: $8,000
Eddie Gordon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $8,000
Derrick Lewis: $20,000 (includes $10,000 bonus)
def. Guto Inocente: $8,000
Dustin Ortiz: $28,000 (includes $14,000 bonus)
def. Justin Scoggins: $12,000
Kevin Lee: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Jesse Ronson: $8,000
Leandro Issa: $15,000 (includes $7,500 bonus)
def. Jumabieke Tuerxun: $8,000
Adriano Martins: $30,000 (includes $15,000 bonus)
def. Juan Manuel Puig: $8,000
Patrick Walsh: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Daniel Spohn: $8,000
Sarah Moras: $18,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,000*
Robert Drysdale: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)
def. Keith Berish: $8,000
*Dufresne forfeited $2,000 of her pay to Moras as a result of missing weight