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Sanchez, Hazelett Top TUF 7 Finale Payouts

(Dustin Hazelett earning his bonus money. Photo courtesy of

The list of official salaries from the Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale has been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The numbers are below; each winning fighter’s payout represents a doubling of his base salary.

Diego Sanchez: $70,000
Dustin Hazelett: $64,000 (includes $20,000 Submission of the Night bonus and $20,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Drew McFedries: $46,000 (includes $20,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Spencer Fisher: $36,000
Kendall Grove: $32,000
Josh Burkman: $30,000 (includes $20,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Dean Lister: $28,000
Jeremy Horn: $25,000
Evan Tanner: $25,000
Amir Sadollah: $16,000
Matthew Riddle: $16,000
Jeremy Stephens: $16,000
Matt Brown: $16,000
Luigi Fioravanti: $10,000
Marvin Eastman: $9,000
C.B. Dollaway: $8,000
Dante Rivera: $8,000
Matt Arroyo: $8,000
Tim Credeur: $8,000*
Cale Yarbrough: $8,000*
Rob Kimmons: $6,000
Rob Yundt: $5,000

* Credeur and Yarbrough both reportedly received their to-show salaries, even though their match was canceled the night of the fight due to Credeur testing positive for Adderall.

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KTFO- June 25, 2008 at 9:34 am
Jay I'm not sure which fight you watched but Tanner got bitch slapped for 15 minutes from where I was sitting. Also how about Amir, submission by armbar........TWICE!!! Eat it CB.
Night Knife- June 23, 2008 at 1:33 am
Drew McFedries, representing Iowa Boxers!
JAY- June 23, 2008 at 1:10 am
I agree. I thought grove would kill tanner but seeing what I saw from tanner I no longer think he is washed up I give him props and wish the best for him.
The Bloc- June 23, 2008 at 1:07 am
you feel bad for him? has he bet his money away yet?
Alex- June 23, 2008 at 12:51 am
I feel so fucking bad for evan tanner, you guys. I really hope he lands on his feet with affliction or something
sEAn- June 22, 2008 at 11:46 pm
don't think of it as 8,000... think of it as 16,000 with a 8,000 penalty for losing
ol'pappy- June 22, 2008 at 10:12 pm
glad to see Sanchez got paid what he deserves
Agonistes- June 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm
does anyone else feel like Fioravanti got screwed? I mean i would laugh at a $10,000 paycheck, but there are guys on this card making 8 grand for their first and probably only UFC appearances, plus two guys who collected their checks without even fighting. i don't think a whole lot of people thought that Fioravanti was gonna beat Sanchez, but come on, he earned way more than that.
skidding- June 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm
I wish I could make 8k for taking Aderall.