The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley” event.
Robbie Lawler may have left the ATL without his welterweight title, but the “Ruthless” one was still the night’s highest earner with a $500,000 paycheck. Tyron Woodley, the UFC’s newest champion, scored $340,000, with $70K coming via win bonus, for knocking out Lawler in the opening round of Saturday’s featured attraction.
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger scored the card’s third-highest payday with $150,000 for blasting Matt Brown.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain sponsorship money paid by Reebok or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
UFC 201 took place inside Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Here are the disclosed salaries from Saturday’s fights: (courtesy of MMAJunkie.com):
Total disclosed payroll (1.691 million)
Damien Brown: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Cesar Arzamendia: $10,000
Michael Graves: $12,000
vs. Bojan Velickovic: $14,000 (fight was declared a majority draw)
Wilson Reis: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Defeated Hector Sandoval: $12,000
Anthony Hamilton: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Defeated Damian Grabowski: $18,000
Jorge Masvidal: $114,000 ($57,000 to show, $57,000 to win)
Defeated Ross Pearson: $54,000
Nikita Krylov: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Defeated Ed Herman: $51,000
Ryan Benoit: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Defeated Fredy Serrano: $12,000
Erik Perez: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Defeated Francisco Rivera: $23,000
Jake Ellenberger: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 to win)
Defeated Matt Brown: $73,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Defeated Rose Namajunas: $46,000
Tyron Woodley: $340,000 ($270,000 to show, 70,000 win bonus)
Defeated Robbie Lawler: $500,000