The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale: Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti

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Sherdog is reporting, that Diego Sanchez (18-2) and Luigi Fioravanti (12-3-0) have verbally agreed to fight in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale on June 21.

Both fighters took home wins at UFC 82 , Sanchez secured a quick verbal submission win over David Bielkheden.

Sanchez’s win at UFC 82 marked his first win since losing two in a row to AKA fighters Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch.

Fioravanti also impressed at UFC 82 by taking the unanimous decision win over TUF veteran Luke Cummo.

UFC 82 Fighter Payouts

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UFC 82 “Pride of Champion” Fighter Payouts
March 2 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

MAIN CARD

Anderson Silva: $140,000 ($70,000 to fight, $70,000 to win)
Dan Henderson: $100,000 ($100,000 to fight)
Heath Herring: $140,000 ($70,000 to fight, $70,000 to win)
Jon Fitch: $60,000 ($30,000 to fight, $30,000 to win)
Chris Leben: $50,000 ($25,000 to fight, $25,000 to win)
Cheick Kongo: $30,000 ($30,000 to fight)
Yushin Okami: $28,000 ($14,000 to fight, $14,000 to win)
Evan Tanner: $25,000 ($25,000 to fight)
Alessio Sakara: $17,000 ($17,000 to fight)
Chris Wilson: $12,000 ($12,000 to fight)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Andrei Arlovski: $170,000 ($65,000 to fight, $65,000 to win)
Diego Sanchez: $60,000 ($30,000 to fight, $30,000 to win)
Josh Koscheck: $20,000 ($10,000 to fight, $10,000 to win)
Luigi Fioravanti: $16,000 ($8,000 to fight, $8,000 to win)
Luke Cummo: $16,000 ($16,000 to fight)
Jorge Gurgel: $14,000 ($7,000 to fight, $7,000 to win)
Dustin Hazelett: $12,000 ($12,000 to fight)
Jake O’Brien: $11,000 ($11,000 to fight)
David Bielkheden: $8,000 ($8,000 to fight)
John Halverson: $3,000 ($3,000 to fight)

Total Fighter Payout: $932,000

FIGHT BONUSES

  1. “Fight of the Night” – Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson 60k each
  2. “Submission of the Night” – Anderson Silva 60k
  3. “Knockout of the Night” – Chris Leben 60k

The reported figures do not include bonuses, taxes, fees and other sponsorships.

UFC 82 Videos

Dan Henderson vs. Anderson Silva

Heath Herring vs Cheick Kongo

Chris Leben vs Alessio Sakaraz

Jon Fitch vs Chris Wilson

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake O’Brian

Diego Sanchez vs David Bielkheden

Luke Cummo vs Luigi Fioravanti