TUF 20 Finale Fighter Salaries: Charles Oliveira and Carla Esparza Top Payroll

December 15, 2014
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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale crowned the first ever UFC women’s strawweight champion on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Carla Esparza TUF 20 Finale Belt_7497-750Carla Esparza dominated and submitted Rose Namajunas in the final of the 115-pound tournament to capture the belt and a $50,000 payday.

SEE ALSO: Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas TUF 20 Finale Fight Highlights

Only one other fighter on the car bested Esparza’s payout, as co-main event fighter Charles Oliveira earned $54,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephhens.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday revealed the full TUF 20 Finale fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com. The event took place on Friday, Dec. 12, at The Pearl at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Fighter Salaries

Carla Esparza: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Rose Namajunas: $25,000

Charles Oliveira: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $40,000

KJ Noons: $31,000 (no bonus for no contest result)
def. Daron Cruickshank: $17,000 (no bonus for no contest result)

Yancy Medeiros: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Proctor: $10,000

Jessica Penne: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Randa Markos: $8,000

Felice Herrig: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Lisa Ellis: $8,000

Heather Jo Clark: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Bec Rawlings: $8,000

Joanne Calderwood: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Seo Hee Ham: $8,000

Tecia Torres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Angela Magana: $8,000

Aisling Daly: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Chambers: $8,000

Angela Hill: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Emily Kagan: $8,000

TUF 20 Finale Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $425,000

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  • taylor2008

    Cruickshank got paid a measley $17k?

    • shakejunt

      well… 17k to show. he fought 5 times this year and won 3 of them. granted that’s a lot of fights for a year, but let’s just assume his contract was the same throughout so that’s (17 x 2) + (34 x 3) = 136. not too bad for someone who is nowhere close to contending.

  • Solidmemory

    Actually Randa got $50,000 for performance and fight of the season on TUF plus 8 grand for her fight.

    • shakejunt

      they don’t include performance bonuses (for tuf or for the event) in the salaries.

  • dandogood

    Carla looks like a hispanic gang banger and a cheap hood.