Robbie Lawler tops UFC 181 payroll with $220,000

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The UFC 181 payroll is in, and unsurprisingly Robbie Lawler, who left the evening as the champion, was the highest paid fighter on the card, followed by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, who were both tied with $200,000.

MMAJunkie obtained the payroll from the NSAC.

The list is as follows:

* indicates $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night bonus’ in addition to mentioned figure.
** indicates $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night bonus’ in addition to mentioned figure.

Robbie Lawler: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $150,000

*Anthony Pettis: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $200,000

Travis Browne: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Brendan Schaub: $32,000

Todd Duffee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Hamilton: $10,000

Tony Ferguson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Abel Trujillo: $14,000

Urijah Faber: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Rivera: $20,000

*Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Gordon: $15,000

Corey Anderson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Jones: $8,000

Raquel Pennington: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $8,000

**Sergio Pettis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
**def. Matt Hobar: $10,000

Clay Collard: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex White: $10,000

As always, the numbers mentioned above are not adjusted to reflect taxes, fighter insurance, fighter licensing, corner licenses for corner-men, money paid by sponsors, or PPV cuts.