|Event:||The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale: Live|
|Date:||Fri., Jun. 1, 2012|
|Venue:||Palms Casino Resort|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale is officially in the books. ‘Live’-led card took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 years ago. The ten-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Martin Kampmann’s TKO (Knee) victory over Jake Ellenberger. In the co-main event, Michael Chiesa defeated Al Iaquinta in round 1 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale bonus awards
Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the most exciting fight of the night.
- Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the best individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale bonus winners below:
There were ten fights at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale: Live, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Martin Kampmann, Mike Chiesa and Justin Lawrence, who will be leaving the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Justin Lawrence Vs. John Cofer was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale fighter payouts
The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.
The list of fighter pay from The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale:
The total disclosed payroll for The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale event is PENDING.
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale attendance and gate
There were 1,628 fans inside the Palms Casino Resort for The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on June 1. The reported gate for the event is: $195,250. The buyrate and viewership data is: N/A.