TUF 19 Finale Fighter Salaries: Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn Top the Payroll

July 7, 2014
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Frankie EdgarFrankie Edgar may not have set out to retire BJ Penn, but that was the eventual outcome following their rubber match in The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Edgar dominated the bout, finishing Penn by TKO stoppage late in the third round.

Following the fight, Penn decided to hang up his gloves for good.

With the victory, Edgar collected the largest disclosed paycheck of the night, while Penn, not surprisingly, was a close second.

Sarah Moraes received $2,000 of Alexis Dufresne’s show money due to Dufresne’s failure to make weight for the fight.

TUF 19 Fighter Salaries

Frankie Edgar: $260,000 (includes $130,000 win bonus)
def. BJ Penn: $150,000

Corey Anderson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Van Buren: $8,000

Eddie Gordon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $8,000

Derrick Lewis: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Gian Inocente: $8,000

Dustin Ortiz: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Scoggins: $12,000

Kevin Lee: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jesse Ronson: $8,000

Leandro Issa: $15,000 (includes $7,500 win bonus)
def. Jumabieke Tuerxun: $8,000

Adriano Martins: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Juan Manuel Puig: $8,000

Patrick Walsh: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Spohn: $8,000

Sarah Moras: $18,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,000

Robert Drysdale: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Berish: $8,000

TUF 19 Finale Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $683,000

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  • vulcan

    wow! $150,000 to be a punching bag. sign me up

  • steve

    Isn’t the term rubber match only used when the record is 1-1 going into the third match?

    • Darin

      Yes, but don’t expect the bright folks at mmaweekly to know that.

  • Darin

    It’s nice to see the fighters at the bottom are making 10-15k. Not a lot of money, but better than the 2-3k we’ve seen in the past.

  • TheCerealKiller

    BJ’s base was higher than Frankies? Maybe he has to destroy him six times to get paid more.

  • RubeKegal

    Man Dhiego got screwed by the always incompetent Yves Lavigne. I guess once you get rocked in a fight, all the rules go out the window and you can punch an opponent in the back of the head as many times as possible and the ref won’t do a damn thing.

  • dandogood

    BJ Penn is terrible a disgusting soft nothing.