TUF 15 payouts and salaries: Martin Kampmann 84k leads payday way

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Martin Kampmann of Denmark leaves the anena after his victory during the UFC On FX welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Live Finale fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Ellenberger vs. Kampmann" network television event this past Friday night (June 1, 2012) from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Martin Kampmann not only beat out Jake Ellenberger in the race to the welterweight finish line, where Johny Hendricks presumably holds the checkered flag, he also topped "The Juggernaut" in the check-cashing department as well, doubling up the former Marine with an $82,000 payout.

Not too shabby.

That's a far cry from Charles Oliveira's $16,000 compensation. "Do Bronx" did work by choking out former TUF champ Jonathan Brookins, who gets $15,000 and a year's supply of Turtle Wax for tapping in second, just a grand under newly-crowned reality show kingpin Mike Chiesa.

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of TUF 15 Live Finale salaries and payouts:

Martin Kampmann: $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 to win bonus)
Jake Ellenberger: $42,000
Kampmann def. Ellenberger via technical knockout

Michael Chiesa: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Al Iaquinta: $8,000
Chiesa def. Iaquinta via submission

Charles Oliveira: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Jonathan Brookins: $15,000
Oliveira def. Brookins via submission

Max Holloway: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Pat Schilling: $6,000
Holloway def. Schilling via unanimous decision

Justin Lawrence: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
John Cofer: $8,000
Lawrence def. Cofer via knockout

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Chris Tickle: $8,000
Cruickshank def. Tickle via unanimous decision

Myles Jury: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Chris Saunders: $8,000
Jury def. Saunders via submission

Sam Sicilia: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Cristiano Marcello: $8,000
Sicilia def. Marcello via knockout

Joe Proctor: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jeremy Larsen: $8,000
Proctor def. Larsen via technical knockout

Erik Perez: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
John Albert: $8,000
Perez def. Albert via submission

The total disclosed payroll for TUF 15 Live Finale was $355,000.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for TUF 15 Live Finale click here.

For complete "Ellenberger vs. Kampmann" results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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