UFC 173: Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier Lead Payroll
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salary figures for this past Saturday’s UFC 173 event, and competitors Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier lead the way.
According to the numbers that were disclosed to the NSAC, by the UFC, Lawler took home $200,000 (including a $100,000 win bonus) for his third round, stoppage win over Jake Ellenberger. The latter was paid $68K.
Light-heavyweight Daniel Cormier was the night’s second highest earner, as he was paid $170,000 (including a $85K win bonus) for choking out Dan Henderson in round three. The legendary Henderson was paid $100,000.
In the main event, TJ Dillashaw earned $36,000 for his upset victory over now former bantamweight champ Renan Barao, who was given $74,000.
Here are the complete payroll figures for UFC 173, which do not reflect any additional bonuses or sponsorship money a fighter may have earned.
The May 24th event was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
T.J. Dillashaw: $36,000 (including $18,000 win bonus)
def. Renan Barao: $74,000
Daniel Cormier: $170,000 (including $85,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $100,000
Robbie Lawler: $200,000 (including $100,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $68,000
Takeya Mizugaki: $58,000 (including $29,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Rivera: $15,000
James Krause: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jamie Varner: $17,000
Michael Chiesa: $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Trinaldo: $12,000
Tony Ferguson: $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus)
def. Katsunori Kikuno: $10,000
Chris Holdsworth: $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus)
def. Chico Camus: $12,000
Mitch Clarke: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
def. Al Iaquinta: $14,000
Vinc Pichel: $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Njokuani: $20,000
Sam Sicilia: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Phillips: $8,000
Jingliang Li: $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def. David Michaud: $8,000