The official payouts for The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale are in from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The big winner of the night was TUF 1 veteran Diego Sanchez who pulled in 70k for fighting and winning his fight over Luigi Fioravanti. The loser of the night award goes to TUF 2 veteran Josh Burkman who earned 10k to fight. This was Burkman’s 9th fight with the UFC stemming all the way back to 2005.
TUF 7 Finale Fighter Payouts
Kendall Grove ($32,000, fight/win)
Evan Tanner ($25,000)
Amir Sadollah ($16,000, fight/win)
C.B. Dollaway ($8,000)
Diego Sanchez ($70,000, fight/win)
Luigi Fioravanti ($10,000)
Spencer Fisher ($36,000, fight/win)
Jeremy Stephens ($16,000)
Matthew Riddle ($16,000, fight/win)
Dante Rivera ($8,000)
Dustin Hazelett ($24,000, fight/win)
Josh Burkman ($10,000)
Drew McFedries ($26,000, fight/win)
Marvin Eastman ($9000)
Matt Brown ($16,000, fight/win)
Matt Arroyo ($8,000)
Dean Lister ($28,000, fight/win)
Jeremy Horn ($25,000)
Tim Credeur ($8,000)
Cale Yarbrough ($8,000)
Rob Kimmons ($6,000, fight/win)
Rob Yundt ($5,000)
Total Payout: $410,000
These numbers didn’t include the fight night bonuses,
TUF 7 Final Fight Bonuses
All reported payouts don’t include deductions for insurance, licenses, gym dues, management commissions, and taxes. They also don’t reflect fighter sponsorships, signing bonuses and sometimes PPV percentages.
Hazelett put on a Jiu-Jitsu clinic before diving on Burkmans back at the end of the second round, securing one of sickest Armbar submissions of all time.
Both fighters received $20,000 bonus for their performance. Hazelette also received $20,000 for “Submission of the Night” and Drew McFedries pulled in “Knockout of the Night” for his dismantling of Marvin Eastman.