- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 6 SALARY BREAKDOWN

December 21, 2007
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by MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for “The Ultimate Fighter” season six finale, which took place on Dec. 8 at the Palms in Las Vegas.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that Zuffa, LLC (the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s parent company) are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although MMA 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 bonuses that Zuffa and the UFC also pay its fighters, but do not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses for the top pay-per-view main event fighters, which would not apply since this event was not on pay-per-view), are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, ” Main Event Fighters” are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. “Main Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in title fights or in the main event. “Preliminary Match Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV broadcast.

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

-Roger Huerta: $38,000 (6th fight in UFC; defeated Clay Guida; includes win bonus of $19,000)

-Mac Danzig: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Tommy Speer; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Clay Guida: $11,000 (5th fight in UFC; lost to Roger Huerta; win bonus would have been $11,000)

-Tommy Speer: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Mac Danzig; win bonus would have been $8,000)

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

-Jon Koppenhaver: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Jared Rollins; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Ben Saunders: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dan Barrera; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-George Sotiropoulos: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Billy Miles; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Dan Barrera: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Ben Saunders; win bonus would have been $8,000)

-Billy Miles: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to George Sotiropoulos; win bonus would have been $8,000)

-Jared Rollins: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jon Koppenhaver; win bonus would have been $8,000)

PRELIMINARY MATCH FIGHTERS

-Matt Arroyo: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated John Kolosci; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Troy Mandaloniz: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Richie Hightower; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Roman Mitichyan: $16,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dorian Price; includes win bonus of $8,000)

-Jonathan Goulet: $14,000 (6th fight in UFC; defeated Paul Georgieff; includes win bonus of $7,000)

-Richie Hightower: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Troy Mandaloniz; win bonus would have been $8,000)

-John Kolosci: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Matt Arroyo; win bonus would have been $8,000)

-Dorian Price: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Roman Mitichyan; win bonus would have been $8,000)

-Paul Georgieff: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jonathan Goulet; win bonus would have been $8,000)

DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $239,000

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