TUF: Live Finale Complete Fighter Salary Breakdown

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This past Friday night the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter came to a conclusion. The main event had Martin Kampmann coming from behind, yet again, to destroy Jake Ellenberger by KO in the second round. In the co-main event Michael Chiesa finished Al Iaquinta by rear naked choke to be crowned the new Ultimate Fighter.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries today and top earners were Martin Kampmann  ($84,000) and Jake Ellenberger ($42,000).

Full TUF Live Finale fighter salaries below (total disclosed payroll $355,000.)

Martin Kampmann: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $42,000

Mike Chiesa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Al Iaquinta: $8,000

Charles Oliveira: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jonathan Brookins: $15,000

Max Holloway: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Pat Schilling: $6,000

Justin Lawrence: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. John Cofer: $8,000

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Tickle: $8,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Saunders: $8,000

Sam Sicilia: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cristiano Marcello: $8,000

Joe Proctor: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Larsen: $8,000

Erik Perez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $8,000*

*Dana White tweeted midway through the event that Albert would receive his $8,000 win bonus due to the controversial stoppage.

These numbers are the salaries that the organization has to give to the State Commissions. They do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and other fees. They also do not include “fight night” bonuses, sponsor pay or any other bonuses that the UFC often give their fighters.


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