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TUF 20 Finale Salaries: Carla Esparza Cracks Six-Figures! Big Time, Baby!


(Getting props from Pat Barry afterwards: Priceless. / Photo via MMAFighting)

The UFC paid out $625,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses to the 22 fighters who competed at Friday’s TUF 20 Finale. Leading the pack is new strawweight champion Carla Esparza, who doubled her $25,000 show-money by choking out Rose Namajunas, then earned an additional $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for the effort. Lightweight main-carder Yancy Medeiros was a close second, raking in $80,000 in total prize money.

The full TUF 20 Finale salary list is below, via Sherdog. Keep in mind that these figures don’t include additional revenue from sponsorships or undisclosed “locker room bonuses,” or deductions due to taxes, insurance, and license fees.

Carla Esparza: $100,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
Rose Namajunas: $25,000

Charles Oliveira: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)*
Jeremy Stephens: $40,000

Daron Cruickshank: $17,000
K.J. Noons: $31,000
Note: The fight ended in a no-contest, and neither fighter was paid a win bonus.

Yancy Medeiros: $80,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
Joe Proctor: $10,000

Jessica Penne: $66,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Randa Markos: $58,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Felice Herrig: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Lisa Ellis: $8,000

Heather Clark: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Bec Rawlings: $8,000

Joanne Calderwood: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Seo Hee Ham: $8,000

Tecia Torres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Angela Magana: $8,000

Aisling Daly: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)**
Alex Chambers: $8,000

Angela Hill: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Emily Kagan: $8,000

* Due to Oliveira missing weight, 10% of his fight purse went to his opponent Jeremy Stephens.
** Due to Daly missing weight, 20% of her fight purse went to her opponent Alex Chambers

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