by Ivan Trembow – MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for the Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale, which took place on Saturday, November 11th.
The following figures are from the fighter salary information that the UFC is required by law to submit to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including the winners’ bonuses. Any “secret money” that the UFC also pays its fighters is 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 on 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.
In the cases of Matt Serra and Travis Lutter, who won the TUF 4 tournaments, it was noted during the season that the two winners would each receive a cash bonus of $100,000, and you’ll notice those bonuses reflected in the figures below.
Without further ado, here are the fighter salaries for the Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale.
Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale Fighter Salaries
Event took place on November 11, 2006 and aired on Spike TV
Main Event Fighters
-Matt Serra: $110,000 (defeated Chris Lytle)
-Travis Lutter: $110,000 (defeated Patrick Cote)
-Chris Lytle: $10,000 (lost to Matt Serra)
-Patrick Cote: $10,000 (lost to Travis Lutter)
Main Card Fighters
-Jorge Rivera: $20,000 (defeated Edwin Dewees)
-Din Thomas: $20,000 (defeated Rich Clementi)
-Edwin Dewees: $10,000 (lost to Jorge Rivera)
-Rich Clementi: $10,000 (lost to Din Thomas)
Preliminary Match Fighters
-Scott Smith: $20,000 (defeated Pete Sell)
-Pete Spratt: $20,000 (defeated Jeremy Jackson)
-Charles McCarthy: $20,000 (defeated Gideon Ray)
-Martin Kampmann: $15,000 (defeated Thales Leites)
-Jeremy Jackson: $10,000 (lost to Pete Spratt)
-Pete Sell: $10,000 (lost to Scott Smith)
-Gideon Ray: $10,000 (lost to Charles McCarthy)
-Thales Leites: $3,000 (lost to Martin Kampmann)
Disclosed Fighter Payroll for Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale: $408,000