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The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale Fighter Salaries Released

Martin Kampmann not only scored a career-defining victory by toppling Jake Ellenberger last week at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale. For his efforts, “The Hitman” picked up $84,000 from the UFC, according to information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission to MMAJunkie’s Dann Stupp.

Kampmann’s comeback victory netted him a $42,000 win bonus. Ellenberger picked up $42,000 in the losing effort.

Several members of the most recent season of TUF were involved in the card, including the entire preliminary event. In the finals of the tournament, Mike Chiesa defeated Al Iaquinta to become the newest Ultimate Fighter.


Martin Kampmann: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)

Jake Ellenberger: $42,000

Mike Chiesa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Al Iaquinta: $8,000

Charles Oliveira: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)

Jonathan Brookins: $15,000

Max Holloway: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

Pat Schilling: $6,000

Justin Lawrence: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

John Cofer: $8,000

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Chris Tickle: $8,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Chris Saunders: $8,000

Sam Sicilia: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Cristiano Marcello: $8,000

Joe Proctor: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Jeremy Larsen: $8,000

Erik Perez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

John Albert: $8,000*
* – Although not officially disclosed, UFC president Dana White stated on fight night that Albert will receive his $8,000 win bonus because of the controversial loss.

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