TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

December 15, 2014 12:48 pm by Chris Taylor

Carla Esparza

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas.

MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today:

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $425,000.

The full TUF 20 Finale payouts included:

Carla Esparza: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) *became UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion
def. Rose Namajunas: $25,000

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

Daron Cruickshank: $17,000
vs. K.J. Noons: $31,000

Yancy Medeiros: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Proctor: $10,000

Jessica Penne: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. [autotag]Randa Markos: $8,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

Note: The figures above do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.

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