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UFC 181: Lawler Nets Biggest Paycheck From Event

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UFC champions Robbie Lawler and Anthony Pettis, along with Gilbert Melendez, all topped the fighter salaries from the recent UFC 181 event. The numbers were released to MMAjunkie.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Lawler, who bested Johny Hendricks in the main event for the welterweight title, earned $220,000. That included a win bonus of $110,000. Pettis and Melendez each earned $200,000, as “Showtime” defended his lightweight title in the co-main event.

As always, the numbers below do not include any type of locker room, sponsorship or bonus money. The live gate for the event was announced at $2.488 million with an attendance of 9,617 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Robbie Lawler: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)

Johny Hendricks: $150,000

Anthony Pettis: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

Gilbert Melendez: $200,000

Travis Browne: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)

Brendan Schaub: $32,000

Todd Duffee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Anthony Hamilton: $10,000

Tony Ferguson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)

Abel Trujillo: $14,000

Urijah Faber: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)

Francisco Rivera: $20,000

Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Eddie Gordon: $15,000

Corey Anderson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

Justin Jones: $8,000

Raquel Pennington: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Ashlee Evans-Smith: $8,000

Sergio Pettis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

Matt Hobar: $10,000

Clay Collard: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Alex White: $10,000

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