Urijah Faber, Travis Browne and Cole Miller Lead TUF 17 Finale Payroll
By FCF Staff
Former WEC champion Urijah Faber led the payroll for Saturday’s TUF 17 Finale, in Las Vegas, Nevada, who tapped out fellow vet Scott Jorgensen in the fourth round of their main event tilt.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the perennial bantamweight contender collected $110,000 for his win over Jorgensen, while the latter earned $23,500.
Former TUF competitor and featherweight vet Cole Miller was also one of the payroll leaders, as he earned $42,000 for his first round, submission win over Bart Palaszewski.
Rising heavyweight Travis Browne was another of the card’s top earners, as he received $40,000 for his first round, stoppage win over Gabriel Gonzaga.
Here are the salary figures (via MMA Fighting.com) that have been released by the NSAC, which only reflect what was disclosed to the organization by the UFC. They do not include any additional funds (like sponsorship money or performance bonuses) a fighter may have received.
Urijah Faber $110,000 ($55,000; $55,000 win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen $23,500
Kelvin Gastelum $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Uriah Hall $8,000
Cat Zingano $14,000 ($7,000; $7,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate $28,000
Travis Browne $40,000 ($20,000; $20,000 win bonus)
Gabriel Gonzaga $24,000
Bubba McDaniel $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Gilbert Smith $8,000
Josh Samman $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Kevin Casey $8,000
Luke Barnatt $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Collin Hart $8,000
Dylan Andrews $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Jimmy Quinlan $8,000
Clint Hester $16,000 ($8,000; $8,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde $8,000
Cole Miller $42,000 ($21,000; $21,000 win bonus)
Bart Palaszewski $15,000
Maximo Blanco $26,000 ($13,000; $13,000 win bonus)
Sam Sicilia $8,000
Daniel Pineda $26,000 ($13,000; $13,000 win bonus)
Justin Lawrence $8,000