UFC 181: Robbie Lawler Leads The Way in Salaries
By FCF Staff
Robbie Lawler had a big night at UFC 181, as the punishing striker not only laid claim to the promotion’s welterweight belt, he led the way in terms of salaries.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salary figures for the December 6th card, which was hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Lawler collected $220,000 (including a $110,000 win bonus) for his split decision win victory over Johny Hendricks, who reportedly earned $150,000.
Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who tapped out Gilbert Melendez, was paid $200,000. The challenger also made $200K.
Here are the salary figures that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC.
They do not include any additional money a fighter may have earned through sponsorships, performance bonuses or pay-per-view sales.
Robbie Lawler: $220,000 (including a $110,000 win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $150,000
Anthony Pettis: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $200,000
Travis Browne: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus)
def. Brendan Schaub: $32,000
Todd Duffee: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Hamilton: $10,000
Tony Ferguson: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus)
def. Abel Trujillo: $14,000
Urijah Faber: $140,000 ($70,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Rivera: $20,000
Josh Samman: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Gordon: $15,000
Corey Anderson: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Jones: $8,000
Raquel Pennington: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $8,000
Sergio Pettis: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Hobar: $10,000
Clay Collard: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex White: $10,000