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:
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.