Martin Kampmann earned an event high $84,000 for his second round knockout of fellow welterweight Jake Ellenberger Friday night in The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale headliner at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Ellenberger took hom $42,000 for his efforts. ( received the TUF Live Finale salary information from The Nevada State Athletic Commission via email on Monday.

The winner of the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Mike Chiesa, of Team Faber, earned $16,000 for his first round submission win over teammate Al Iaquinta. Iaquinta took home $8,000.

Each of The Ultimate Fighter Live contestants who fought on the Finale earned $8,000 to show and $8,000 to win*. The full payout results are as follows:


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. Johnathan 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*

* – Although not on the official NSAC salary report for the event, UFC President Dana White stated John Albert would receive his win bonus due to the controversial stoppage.

Disclaimer: The salary information listed above is the base pay reported to the commission. It does not include extra money fighters may earn through sponsorships, fight night bonuses or otherwise. They also do not include expenses fighters may have to pay out for taxes, license fees, etc.

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