The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale: Ellenberger vs. Thompson Salaries And Results

Monday July 13, 2015–  obtained the list of official disclosed salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

In the headliner, Stephen Thompson (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) defeated fellow welterweight Jake Ellenberger (30-10 MMA, 9-6 UFC). Stephen Thompson KO’s Jake Ellenberger with impressive spinning hook kick.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $596,000. The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors like Reebok, for the UFC 189 Reebok Payout go here. 

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

* – Blanco fined 20 percent of purse for missing weight; fine went to De La Torre

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale: Ellenberger vs. Thompson Results:


Stephen Thompson def. Jake Ellenberger by
knockout (head kick, punches) in Round 1, 4:29

TUF 21 welterweight tournament final:
Kamaru Usman def. Hayder Hassan by
submission (arm-triangle choke) in Round 2, 1:19

Michael Graves def. Vicente Luque
unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jorge Masvidal def. Cezar Ferreira by
TKO (punches) in Round 1, 4:22

Michelle Waterson def. Angela Magana by
submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3, 2:38

Maximo Blanco def. Mike De La Torre by
TKO (punch) in Round 1, 0:16


Josh Samman def. Caio Magalhaes by
submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1, 2:52

Jerrod Sanders def. Russell Doane by
unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Trevor Smith def. Dan Miller by
unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

George Sullivan def. Dominic Waters by
unanimous decision (29-27, 30-25, 29-28)


Willie Gates def. Darrell Montague by
TKO (strikes) in Round 1, 1:36


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