TUF Nations Finale: Bisping vs Kennedy Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate


michael bisping & tim kennedy shake hands at tuf nations finale
(Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports)

Win, lose or draw, Michael Bisping’s pockets stay fat.

Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 26 fighters scheduled for the card (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).


Attendance: 5,029
Gate: $340,000


Michael Bisping: $250,000

K.J. Noons: $132,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Dustin Poirier: $106,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 ($60,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

Ryan Jimmo: $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Patrick Côté: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus)

Akira Corassani: $60,000 ($10,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Mark Bocek: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)

George Roop: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)

Sarah Kaufman: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Sam Stout: $34,000

Mitch Gagnon: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Elias Theodorou: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Chad Laprise: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Nordine Taleb: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Richard Walsh: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Dustin Kimura: $15,000

Kyle Noke: $10,000

Sheldon Westcott: $8,000

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $8,000

Leslie Smith: $8,000

Sean O’Connell: $8,000

Mike De La Torre: $8,000

Vik Grujic: $8,000

Chris Indich: $8,000

Tim Gorman: $8,000


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