Martin Kampmann Tops The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale Fighter Salaries

Martin Kampmann UFC Fight Night 18The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale fighter salaries were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The main event at Friday’s event featured Martin Kampmann continuing his assencion towards title contention by finishing Jake Ellenberger in the second round.

Michael Chiesa became The Ultimate Fighter with his submission of Al Iaquinta in the fifteenth season finale of the venerable reality series.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

TUF Live Finale Fighter Salaries

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

Michael 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

TUF Live Finale Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $355,000


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