Matt Hamill, Keith Jardine, Court McGee, and Chris Leben each earned $25,000 fight night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, the UFC announced at the event’s post-fight press conference.
Hamill overcame a visible staph infection, breaking his hand in the opening round, and a second-round eye poke to bloody Jardine over the final two rounds of their light heavyweight co-headliner, earning a majority decision and “Fight of the Night” honors for the pair.
McGee won “Submission of the Night” and The Ultimate Fighter’s middleweight tournament with his second-round rear naked choke of Kris McCray in card’s main event.
Leben handed Aaron Simpson his first career loss and won “Knockout of the Night” for the second-round TKO on the event’s Spike-televised main card.
The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale drew 1,708 fans to The Palms in Las Vegas for a live gate of more than $430,000.
Pictured: Matt Hamill