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Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 1 salaries: Five fighters earn $10,000

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All 10 fighters competing on the inaugural event of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series received $5,000 to show and $5,000 to win, including main event winner Kurt Holobaugh. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday released the event’s finalized salary information to MMA Fighting.

Featherweight veteran Holobaugh defeated Matt Bessette via first-round knockout to earn a UFC contract in the night’s main event, which aired live on UFC Fight Pass. Bantamweight prospect Boston Salmon also earned a UFC deal with his unanimous decision win over Ricky Turcios.

The first installment of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series took place July 11 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event kicked off a eight-week run that will feature weekly five-fight cards for the series, which is aimed at showcasing burgeoning talent not yet signed under the UFC umbrella.

A complete listing of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series salaries and medical suspensions can be found below.

  • Kurt Holobaugh ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Matt Bessette ($5,000)
  • Azunna Anyanwu ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Greg Rebello ($5,000)
  • Boston Salmon ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Ricky Turcios ($5,000)
  • Charles Byrd ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Jamie Pickett ($5,000)
  • Joby Sanchez ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Manny Vazquez ($5,000)
  • Matt Bessette: Requires fractured right thumb to be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/08; minimum suspension no contest until 09/10, no contact until 08/26
  • Jamie Pickett: Requires right tibia/fibula to be x-rayed within three days; if positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 01/08; minimum suspension no contest until 08/11, no contact until 08/02
  • Kurt Holobraugh: Suspended until 08/26, no contact until 08/11
  • Greg Rebello: Suspended until 08/26, no contact until 08/11
  • Boston Salmon: Suspended until 08/11, no contact until 08/02 due to left knee injury.
  • Ricky Turcios: Suspended until 08/11, no contact until 08/02 due to right cheek laceration
  • Manny Vazquez: Suspended until 08/11, no contact until 08/02 due to laceration under right eye

Source:: mma fighting