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TUF 17 Finale: Salaries and Medical Suspensions

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Fight Results, Salaries and Medical Suspensions

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In Las Vegas, NV on Saturday night, the finale of the Ultimate Fighter 17 went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It was a fight card the blew away most fans watching on television or in the stands.

A lot of MMA fans around the world were thinking “it’s only a TUF card on free TV, how good can it be?” After the fight card completed, people had a change of mind. The main fight between Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen was the big draw to the finale of 17th season of the Ultimate Fighter on the FX Network, but Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate stole the show.

It was two years ago, UFC President Dana White stated “women will never fight in the UFC” and now for only the second time in UFC history, two women entered the cage for an MMA fight. Following the great bout between the two experienced women, White has stated it is likely there will be more women’s divisions in the near future.

A difference in this season of TUF, not only did the two finalists get a chance to fight in the octagon, but White invited nine others to fill-out the rest of the fight card. TUF fighters included Bubba McDaniel, Clint Hester, Josh Samman, Dylan Andrews, among others. McDaniel lost twice this season, but came up big when he needed to, in the octagon on television.

In the days following the TUF 17 Finale, the Nevada Athletic Commission has provided medical suspensions and fighter salaries for all the fights on the card.

Justin Soderberg is a Boston Red Sox and MMA writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, "Like" him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen

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Urijah Faber submitted Scott Jorgensen 3:16 into the fourth round. Faber was awarded $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus), while Jorgensen received $23,500 with the loss.

Faber has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5. Jorgensen must have his right wrist cleared by x-ray, and if it's positive he needs physician clearance. His minimum suspension is until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5.

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Kelvin Gastelum def. Uriah Hall

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Kelvin Gastelum upset TUF favorite Uriah Hall after a split decision by the judges. Gastelum was awarded the title of Ultimate Fighter and received $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus). Hall received $8,000 with the loss.

Gastelum must have right forearm x-rayed, and if it's positive he needs physician clearance. His minimum suspension is until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5. Hall was not suspended medically.

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Cat Zingano def. Miesha Tate

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Cat Zingano knocked out Miesha Tate at 2:55 in the third round, earning both fighters the Fight of the Night honors. Zingano earned $64,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus and $50,000 FON bonus). Tate received $78,000 (includes $50,000 FON bonus) in the loss to Zingano.

Zingano must have her left hand x-rayed, and if it's positive she needs physician clearance. Her minimum suspension is until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5. Tate must have ear, nose and throat doctor clearance on nose or no contact until October 11, 2013. Her minimum suspension is until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5.

With the win, Zingano will coach season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter opposite Rhonda Rousey and the two will square off for the title at the conclusion of the season.

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Travis Browne def. Gabriel Gonzaga

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Travis Browne knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga at 1:11 in the very first round, earning himself the Knockout of the Night award. Browne earned $90,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus and $50,000 KON bonus). Gonzaga settled for $24,000 in the loss.

Browne did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Gonzaga’s suspension is until May 29, 2013 with no contact until May 14.

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Bubba McDaniel def. Gilbert Smith

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Robert "Bubba" McDaniel submitted Gilbert Smith at 2:49 in the third round. McDaniel was awarded $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus), while Smith earned $8,000 with the loss.

McDaniel is suspended until May 29, 2013 with no contact until May 14. Smith did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

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Josh Samman def. Kevin Casey

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Josh Samman knocked out Kevin Casey at 2:17 in the second round. The win earned Samman $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus), while Casey received $8,000 with the loss.

Samman did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Casey is suspended until June 13, 2013 with no contact until May 29.

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Luke Barnatt def. Collin Hart

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Luke Barnatt defeated Collin Hart in a unanimous judges decision. Barnatt was awarded $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus), while Hart received $8,000 with the loss.

Barnatt is suspended until May 29, 2013 with no contact until May 14 due to a right eye laceration. Hart must have nasal fracture and left ankle cleared by physician or no contact until October 11, 2013. His minimum suspension is until May 29 with no contact until May 14.

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Dylan Andrews def. Jimmy Quinlan

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Dylan Andrews knocked out Methuen, Mass. native Jimmy Quinlan at 3:22 in the first round. Andrews was awarded $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus), while Quinlan received $8,000 with the loss.

Andrews did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Quinlan has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5.

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Clint Hester def. Bristol Marunde

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Clint Hester knocked out Bristol Marunde at 3:22 in the third round. Hester was awarded $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus), while Marunde received $8,000 with the loss.

Hester did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Marunde has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5.

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Cole Miller def. Bart Palaszewski

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Cole Miller submitted Bart Palaszewski at 4:23 in the very first round. Miller was awarded $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus), while Palaszewski received $15,000 with the loss.

Miller has been suspended until May 5, 2013 with no contact until April 29. Palaszewski did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

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Maximo Blanco def. Sam Sicilia

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Maximo Blanco defeated Sam Sicilia after a unanimous judges decision. Blanco earned $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) for his win. Sicilia received $8,000 with the loss.

Blanco has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5. Sicilia has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until May 5 due to a right thumb injury and right eye laceration.

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Daniel Pineda def. Justin Lawrence

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Daniel Pineda submitted Justin Lawrence at 1:35 in the very first round, earning himself the Submission of the Night honors. Pineda was awarded $76,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus and $50,000 SON bonus). Lawrence received $8,000 with the loss.

Pineda did not have a medical suspension announced by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Lawrence has been suspended until May 14, 2013 with no contact until April 29.

Justin Soderberg is a Boston Red Sox and MMA writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, "Like" him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.