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TUF 22 Finale salaries: Frankie Edgar earns $360,000 for knockout of Chad Mendes

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Frankie Edgar was the big winner at Friday's night TUF 22 Finale, and in more ways than one. Edgar more than tripled the event's next closest earner, scoring a $360,000 payday for his first-round knockout of Chad Mendes according to information released to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Despite not being known for his one-punch knockout power, Edgar floored Mendes with a sensational left hook less than three minutes into the pair's featherweight main event.

Mendes took home $82,000 in his losing effort, a steep decline from the $500,000 show purse he pocketed in July for his UFC 189 fight against Conor McGregor.

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale took place Dec. 11 at The Chelsea in Las Vegas, NV.

Lightweight contender Tony Ferguson was the card's only other fighter to earn six figures, as he scored $100,000 for his electric second-round submission over Edson Barboza, which pushed his UFC winning streak to seven straight.

In addition to their NAC-reported salaries, Edgar, Ferguson (x2), and Barboza all scored $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the TUF 22 Finale salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (FOX Sports 1)
Frankie Edgar ($180,000 + $180,000 = $360,000) def. Chad Mendes ($82,000)
Ryan Hall ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Artem Lobov ($10,000)
Tony Ferguson ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Edson Barboza ($44,000)
Evan Dunham ($34,000 + $34,000 + $68,000) def. Joe Lauzon ($54,000)
Tatsuya Kawajiri ($31,000 + $21,000 + $52,000) def. Jason Knight ($12,000)
Julian Erosa ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Marcin Wrzosek ($10,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Gabriel Gonzaga ($38,000 + $38,000 = $74,000) def. Konstantin Erokhin ($10,000)
Ryan LaFlare ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Mike Pierce ($34,000)
Geane Herrera ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Joby Sanchez ($10,000)
Chris Gruetzemacher ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Abner Lloveras ($10,000)