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Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale Fighter Salaries

The established veterans on the card, Demian Maia and Stephan Bonnar, made $80,000 and $62,000, respectively, for their wins at Saturday's The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale at the Pearl in Las Vegas.

Jonathan Brookins, who won the main event and TUF 12 title, earned $16,000. All the TUF 12 contestants on the card earned $8,000 to show and a $8,000 bonus if victorious.

Below are the salaries for all the fighters, courtesy of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Although Nam Phan on official record lost his fight, it's been confirmed that he nonetheless received a "win" bonus by the UFC due to the especially controversial judges' decision.

In addition to the purses below, Phan (Fight of the Night), Garcia (Fight of the Night), Pablo Garza (Knockout of the Night) and Cody McKenzie (Submission of the Night) each won a $30,000 performance bonus.

Televised Bouts
Jonathan Brookins, $8,000 + $8,000 win = $16,000 def. Michael Johnson, $8,000
Stephan Bonnar, $31,000 + $31,000 win = $62,000 def. Igor Pokrajac, $10,000
Demian Maia, $40,000 + $40,000 win = $80,000 def. Kendall Grove, $28,000
Rick Story, $13,000 + $13,000 win = $26,000 def. Johny Hendricks, $22,000
Leonard Garcia, $16,000 + $16,000 win = $32,000 def. Nam Phan, $8,000

Preliminary Bouts
Cody McKenzie, $8,000 + $8,000 win = $16,000 def. Aaron Wilkinson, $8,000
Ian Loveland, $5,000 + $5,000 win = $10,000 def. Tyler Toner, $3,000
Kyle Watson, $8,000 + $8,000 win = $16,000 def. Sako Chivitchian, $8,000
Nick Pace, $3,000 + $3,000 win = $6,000 def. Will Campuzano, $3,000
Pablo Garza, $4,000 + $4,000 win = $8,000 def. Fredson Paixao, $4,000
David Branch, $8,000 + $8,000 win = $16,000 def. Rich Attonito, $8,000