Stephen Thompson: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Jake Ellenberger: $73,000

Kamaru Usman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Hayder Hassan: $10,000

Michael Graves: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Vicente Luque: $10,000

Jorge Masvidal: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
Cezar Ferreira: $20,000

Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Angela Magana: $10,000

Maximo Blanco: $41,400 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Mike de la Torre: $17,600

Josh Samman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Caio Magalhaes: $20,000

Jerrod Sanders: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Russell Doane: $11,000

Trevor Smith: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Dan Miller: $25,000

George Sullivan: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Dominic Waters: $10,000

Willie Gates: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Darrell Montague: $10,000

 

At The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, which aired on FOX Sports 1 from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, main-event loser Jake Ellenberger ($10,000), main-card winner Jorge Masvidal ($10,000) and prelim loser Dan Miller ($10,000) were the top earners.

The full UFC 189 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts included:

Stephen Thompson: $5,000
def. Jake Ellenberger: $10,000

Kamaru Usman: $2,500
def. Hayder Hassan: $2,500

Michael Graves: $2,500
def. Vicente Luque: $2,500

Jorge Masvidal: $10,000
def. Cezar Ferreira: $5,000

Michelle Waterson: $2,500
def. Angela Magana: $2,500

Maximo Blanco: $5,000
def. Mike De La Torre: $2,500

Josh Samman: $2,500
def. Caio Magalhaes: $5,000

Jerrod Sanders: $2,500
def. Russell Doane: $2,500

Trevor Smith: $5,000
def. Dan Miller: $10,000

George Sullivan: $2,500
def. Dominic Waters: $2,500

Willie Gates: $2,500
def. Darrell Montague: $2,500

Under the new sponsorship program’s payout tiers, fighters are paid based on their total UFC bouts, as well as Zuffa-era WEC (January 2007 and later) and Zuffa-era Strikeforce (April 2011 and later) fights. Competitors with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.