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TUF 12 Finale Fighter Salaries: Demian Maia Tops Payroll

Demian MaiaUFC middleweight contender Demian Maia topped the $398,000 payroll from Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale is Las Vegas, earning $80,000 for his main card win over TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove.

Other top earners from the Spike-televised event included Stephan Bonnar ($62K), Leonard Garcia ($32K), and Grove ($28K).

The official fighter salaries from The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale were (via MMAjunkie):

  • Jonathan Brookins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Michael Johnson: $8,000
  • Stephan Bonnar: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus) def. Igor Pokrajac: $10,000
  • Demian Maia: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Kendall Grove: $28,000
  • Rick Story: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Johny Hendricks: $22,000
  • Leonard Garcia: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Nam Phan: $8,000
  • Cody McKenzie: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Wilkinson: $8,000
  • Ian Loveland: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Tyler Toner: $3,000
  • Kyle Watson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Sako Chivitchian: $8,000
  • Nick Pace: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Will Campuzano: $3,000
  • Pablo Garza: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Fredson Paixao: $4,000
  • David Branch: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Rich Attonito: $8,000

In addition to the salaries listed above, which are what the UFC is required to disclose to the athletic commission and not representative of a fighter’s total earnings, Garcia, Phan, McKenzie, and Garza each earned $30,000 ‘fight night’ bonuses.

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Pictured: Demian Maia

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