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UFC 201 salaries: Robbie Lawler banks $500,000 in defeat

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Welterweight headliners Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley led the disclosed payroll for UFC 201, each pocketing six-figures for their main event clash, according to information released Monday by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.

Woodley wrested away the UFC welterweight title with a dramatic first-round knockout over Lawler at UFC 201, however it was Lawler who won the paycheck battle, earning a flat $500,000 purse while Woodley cashed $340,000 in disclosed winnings.

UFC 201 took place July 30, 2016 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

Aside from Lawler and Woodley, only two other fighters on the card hit the six-figure mark in earnings. Welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger pocketed $150,000 for his surprising first-round knockout win over Matt Brown, while Jorge Masvidal earned $114,000 for his undercard win over Ross Pearson.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Woodley, Ellenberger, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Rose Namajunas all took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC 201 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view bonuses, or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Tyron Woodley ($270,000 + $70,000 = $340,000) def. Robbie Lawler ($500,000)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. Rose Namajunas ($46,000)
Jake Ellenberger ($75,000 + $75,000 = $150,000) def. Matt Brown ($73,000)
Erik Perez ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Francisco Rivera ($23,000)
Ryan Benoit ($13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000) def. Fredy Serrano ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 2)
Nikita Krylov ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Ed Herman ($51,000)
Jorge Masvidal ($57,000 + $57,000 = $114,000) def. Ross Pearson ($54,000)
Anthony Hamilton ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Damian Grabowski ($18,000)
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