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TUF 17 Finale Fighter Salaries: Urijah Faber Tops $508,500 Payroll

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TUF 17 Finale Fighter Salaries: Urijah Faber Tops $508,500 Payroll

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale fighter salaries were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Urijah Faber finish Scott Jorgensen in the TUF 17 Finale main event, Kelvin Gastelum earned The Ultimate Fighter designation by upsetting favorite Uriah Hall, and Cat Zingano earned a spot as a coach on TUF 18 and a shot at UFC champion Ronda Rousey with her third-round stoppage of Miesha Tate.

The TUF 17 Finale took place Saturday, April 13, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

TUF 17 Finale Fighter Salaries

Urijah Faber: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $23,500

Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $8,000

Cat Zingano: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000

Bubba McDaniel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Smith: $8,000

Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Casey: $8,000

Luke Barnatt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Collin Hart: $8,000

Dylan Andrews: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000

Clint Hester: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Bristol Marunde: $8,000

Cole Miller: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Bart Palaszewski: $15,000

Maximo Blanco: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Sam Sicilia: $8,000

Daniel Pineda: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Lawrence: $8,000

TUF 17 Finale Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $508,500

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