‘TUF 11’ Finale Payouts: Leben Earns $95,000

By Loretta Hunt Jun 21, 2010
Chris Leben was the night’s biggest bread earner following his second-round TKO over Aaron Simpson Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter 11” Finale in Las Vegas.

Leben, who weathered the two-time All-American wrestler’s advances in the first round then clobbered Simpson in the second, took home $70,000, according to figures released Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Zuffa sweetened Leben’s pot with a $25,000 knockout bonus. Simpson earned $13,000 in his first professional defeat.

“TUF 11” winner Court McGee and Matt Hamill were also the recipients of $25,000 performance bonuses handed out by the promotion.

“TUF 11” Finale Payouts

Court McGee -- $41,000 (including $8,000 win bonus, $25,000 submission bonus)
def.
Kris McCray -- $8,000

Matt Hamill -- $77,000 (including $26,000 win bonus, $25,000 FOTN bonus)
def.
Keith Jardine -- $80,000 (including $25,000 FOTN bonus)

Chris Leben -- $95,000 (including $35,000 win bonus, $25,000 knockout bonus)
def.
Aaron Simpson -- $13,000

Dennis Siver -- $34,000 (including $17,000 win bonus)
def.
Spencer Fisher -- $26,000

Rich Attonito -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
Jamie Yager -- $8,000

John Gunderson -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus)
def.
Mark Holst -- $6,000

Brad Tavares -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
Seth Baczynski -- $8,000

Kyle Noke -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
Josh Bryant -- $8,000

Chris Camozzi -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
James Hammortree -- $8,000

Travis Browne -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
def.
James McSweeney -- $8,000

Note: These numbers, sent to Sherdog.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only. UFC performance bonuses, handed out separately by the promotion, are also noted. These figures do not include additional bonuses or percentages of other revenue.
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