by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jun 04, 2012 at 11:05 am ET
Martin Kampmann($84,000) and Jake Ellenberger($42,000) were the top earners at The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale this past weekend.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed pays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The event took place June 1 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $355,000.
Kampmann defeated fellow welterweight contender
Jake Ellenbergervia knockout in the headliner. In the co-headliner, Michael Chiesa ($16,000) was named the "TUF: Live" winner after choking out fellow finalist Al Iaquinta ($8,000).
The full list of paydays included:
Martin Kampmann: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
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*
* - 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.
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $40,000 TUF Live Finale bonuses to Kampmann ("KO of the Night"), Chiesa ("Submission of the Night") and Cofer ("Fight of the Night"). Lawrence, in fact, got $80,000 after earning "KO of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" checks.
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
For more on The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.