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Fighter Payout and Salaries For TUF 9 Finale: Diego Sanchez Earns Highest At $90K

Main Fight Card:

Diego Sanchez defeated Clay Guida via split decision

  • Diego Sanchez earned $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
  • Clay Guida earned $23,000

James Wilks defeated DeMarques Johnson via a rear naked choke submission in round one

  • James Wilks earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • DaMarques Johnson earned $8,000

Chris Lytle defeated Kevin Burns via a unanimous decision

  • Chris Lytle earned $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
  • Kevin Burns earned $9,000

Ross Pearson defeated Andre Winner via a unanimous decision

  • Ross Pearson earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Andre Winner earned $8,000

Joe Stevenson defeated Nate Diaz via unanimous decision

  • Joe Stevenson earned $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
  • Nate Diaz earned $20,000

Preliminary Fight Card:


Melvin Guillard defeated Gleison Tibau via a split decision

  • Melvin Guillard earned $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
  • Gleison Tibau earned $17,000

Brad Blackburn defeated Edgar Garcia via a split decision

  • Brad Blackburn earned $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
  • Edgar Garcia earned $5,000

Tomasz Drwal defeated Mike Ciesnolevicz via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

  • Tomasz Drwal earned $15,600 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win.  Drwal also received an extra $1600, which was taken away from Ciesnolevicz’s purse for failing to make weight)
  • Mike Ciesnolevicz earned $6,400 ($8,000 to show, $1600 penalty for failure to make weight)

Nick Osipczak defeated Frank Lester via a rear naked choke submission in round one

  • Nick Osipczak earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Frank Lester earned $8,000

Jason Dent defeated Cmeron Dollar via an anaconda choke submission in round one

  • Jason Dent earned $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
  • Cameron Dollar earned $8,000
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