TUF 16 Finale payouts

December 17, 2012

MMA Fighting reports the salaries for the TUF 16 Finale.  Mike Pyle was the top earner of the night as he earned $78,000.

Via MMA Fighting:

Roy Nelson ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Matt Mitrione ($12,000)
Colton Smith ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Mike Ricci ($8,000)
Pat Barry ($22,000 + $22,000 =$44,000) def. Shane del Rosario ($20,000)
Dustin Poirier ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Jonathan Brookins ($20,000)

Mike Pyle ($39,000 + $39,000 = $78,000) def. James Head ($12,000)
Johnny Bedford ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Marcos Vinicius ($8,000)
Rustam Khabilov ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Vinc Pichel ($8,000)
Anthony Waldburger ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Nick Catone ($13,000)

Hugo Viana ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Reuben Duran ($8,000)
Mike Rio ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. John Cofer ($8,000)
Tim Elliott ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Jared Papazian ($6,000)

 Payout Perspective:

Interesting that Pyle earned the highest base on Saturday night.  Of course, he has been a UFC veteran since 2009.  Mitrione and Nelson entered the UFC at the same time (December 2009) via TUF 10.  However, Nelson’s pay scale has accelerated faster.  Mitrione’s base has only improved by $2,000 since his UFC 137 loss in October 2011.  He has had bad luck as two of his scheduled fights were put off due to injury on the part of the other fighter.

2 Responses to “TUF 16 Finale payouts”

  1. JUICE on December 18th, 2012 3:13 AM

    Mike “Payday” Pyle

  2. BrainSmasher on December 18th, 2012 8:25 AM

    His agent must be a miracle worker! He has ran off some wins recently but he still is a gate keeper. He has no takedown defense and no sub defense but has well rounded offense and dangerous. Hard to believe he was paid so well.

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