Despite losing, Robbie Lawler's still by far UFC 201's highest earner according to disclosed payouts
The disclosed fighters' salaries for UFC 201 have been released and despite losing his belt to Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler was top of the pile.
Unsurprisingly, the event's headliners Lawler and Woodley banked the most moolah with the sum total of their disclosed earnings coming to a tasty $840,000. Woodley also received a $50,000 performance of the night bonus for knocking out Ruthless inside the first round as well as $30,000 in Reebok pay, while Lawler took home $40,000 from Reebok.
Jake Ellenberger and Jorge Masvidal were the only other fighters on the card to break the 100k mark, with co-main event winner Karolina Kowalkiewicz taking home a measly $38,000 for her title-shot securing performance against Rose Namajunas. Both Karolina and "Thug" also took home $50,000 apiece for winning the fight of the night.
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Here's a look at the full breakdown courtesy of the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. As always, these do not include pay-per-view cuts, sponsor payouts or other discretionary bonuses.
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)
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)
Wilson Reis ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Hector Sandoval ($12,000)
Michael Graves ($12,000) fought to a majority draw with Bojan Velickovic ($14,000)
Damien Brown ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Cesar Arzamendia ($10,000)
Reebok payouts (via MMA Junkie):
Tyron Woodley: $30,000 def. Robbie Lawler: $40,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $2,500 def. Rose Namajunas: $2,500
Jake Ellenberger: $15,000 def. Matt Brown: $20,000
Erik Perez: $5,000 def. Francisco Rivera: $10,000
Ryan Benoit: $2,500 def. Fredy Serrano: $2,500
Nikita Krylov: $5,000 def. Ed Herman: $15,000
Jorge Masvidal: $10,000 def. Ross Pearson: $15,000
Anthony Hamilton: $5,000 def. Damian Grabowski: $2,500
Wilson Reis: $5,000 def. Hector Sandoval: $2,500
Michael Graves: $2,500 fought to a majority draw with Bojan Velickovic: $2,500
Damien Brown: $2,500 def. Cesar Arzamendia: $2,500
Ian McCall (Opponent withdrew): $5,000
Performance bonuses ($50,000 to each fighter)
Fight of the Night: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Rose Namajunas
Performance of the Night: Tyron Woodley
Performance of the Night: Jake Ellenberger
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