Leben Leads List Of Official Payouts For Ultimate Fighter Finale

Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Chris Leben leads the list of official salaries from last Saturday’s “Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale” event in Las Vegas.

Heavy.com today received the official salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Leben earned an event-high $95,000 for his victory over the formerly-undefeated Aaron Simpson. Leben, who was considered a heavy underdog going into the bout, stopped Simpson via TKO in the second round. He was awarded a $25,000 Knockout of the Night bonus on top of his contracted salary.

The evening’s second-highest earner was Keith Jardine, who took home $80,000. Jardine earned a $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus for his co-main event loss to Matt Hamill.

Each of the “Ultimate Fighter 11” contestants earned a base salary of $8,000 with an additional $8,000 to win. Season champion Court McGee was awarded a $25,000 Submission of the Night bonus, bringing his total payday to $41,000.

The official payouts:

Court McGee — $41,000 ($25,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Kris McCray — $8,000
Keith Jardine — $80,000 ($25,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Matt Hamill — $77,000 ($25,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Chris Leben — $95,000 ($25,000 KO of the Night bonus)
Aaron Simpson — $13,000
Dennis Siver — $34,000
Spencer Fisher — $26,000
Rich Attonito — $16,000
Jamie Yager — $8,000
John Gunderson — $10,000
Mark Holst — $6,000
Brad Tavares — $16,000
Seth Baczynski — $8,000
Kyle Noke — $16,000
Josh Bryant — $8,000
Chris Camozzi — $16,000
James Hammortree — $8,000
Travis Browne — $12,000
James McSweeney — $8,000