One day removed from UFC 189, the UFC held the finale for the 21st season of the Ultimate Fighter. On Monday, The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighters salaries for the event.
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale took place on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson was the main event. The welterweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians was also featured on the main card as well.
The event aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $596,000.
Official TUF 21 Finale payouts included:
Stephen Thompson: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $73,000
Kamaru Usman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Hayder Hassan: $10,000
Michael Graves: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Vicente Luque: $10,000
Jorge Masvidal: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
def. Cezar Ferreira: $20,000
Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Angela Magana: $10,000
Maximo Blanco: $41,400 (includes $23,000 win bonus)*
def. Mike De La Torre: $17,600*
Josh Samman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Caio Magalhaes: $20,000
Jerrod Sanders: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Russell Doane: $11,000
Trevor Smith: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Miller: $25,000
George Sullivan: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Dominic Waters: $10,000
Willie Gates: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Montague: $ 10,000
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