The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $40,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's headed home with a second sack of simoleons.
On top of earning himself a six-figure contract with the world's largest fight promotion and a nice little glass trophy to take home to mom, Michael Chiesa will get to deposit an extra large check for choking out Al Iaquinta in the finals of the season. His "Submission of the Night" was punctuated by the folks at Harley-Davidson giving him a motorcycle for his efforts.
It was a good night for a good guy who went through hell to get here.
Justin Lawrence's performance against John Cofer was so nice UFC President Dana White decided to reward him twice. He earned himself "Knockout of the Night" honors by sending Cofer's head into the cheap seats with a beautiful head kick.
Cofer will just have to heal his wounds by sleeping on a mattress made of the $40K he got for going back and forth with Lawrence before getting his head knocked off.
Martin Kampmann was also awarded "Knockout of the Night" honors for his rousing comeback victory in the main event over Jake Ellenberger. The win gives him three straight, two of them spectacular, and the calls for a rematch against Carlos Condit are growing louder.
Anyone think Georges St. Pierre should be given extra time to rehab his knee so Condit and Kampmann can settle up one more time?
Here are the special fight bonuses for the TUF 15 Finale:
Submission of the Night -- Michael Chiesa
Knockout of the Night -- Justin Lawrence and
Knockout of the Night part deux -- Martin Kampmann
Fight of the Night -- Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
Again, each fighter received $40,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
For complete TUF 15 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.