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TUF 13 Finale Fighter Salaries: Clay Guida Tops the Payroll at $74,000

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Clay Guida dropping bombs on Anthony Pettis

Clay Guida dropping bombs on Anthony Pettis

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the fighter salary information for The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 Finale.

Tony Ferguson knocked out Ramsey Nijem to take home the honors as this season’s welterweight “Ultimate Fighter” winner, while Clay Guida put himself in the UFC lightweight title picture by defeating Anthony Pettis.

The TUF 13 Finale took place Saturday, June 4, at The Palms Casino Resort 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.


-Tony Ferguson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem: $8,000
-Clay Guida: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
-Ed Herman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Tim Credeur: $10,000
-Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $10,000
-Chris Cope: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charles O’Neil: $8,000


-Jeremy Stephens: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $4,000
-George Roop: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
-Shamar Bailey: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan McGillivray: $8,000
-Clay Harvison: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $8,000
-Scott Jorgensen: $29,000 (includes $14,500 win bonus) def. Ken Stone: $5,000
-Reuben Duran: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000


  • rob da rippah

    wow, pettis i the former wec champ and all he gets is $10,000? Thats messed up

    • Darren2112

      but if we would have won, he would make a half million fighting for the title and a million for his first title defense if he won.

      • phrankthetank

        Not even close

  • SukhdeepS

    Clay Guida is looking good this year, are there any other good fighters on the Safe Auto auto insurance team?