Tuesday August 2, 2016— UFC 201 took place at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass. To read our complete coverage of the event click here. For the UFC 201 Reebok Sponsorship Payout, Bonuses and Video Highlights click here, and for the UFC 201 Medical Susspensions you can click here.
In the main event, Lawler was knocked out in the first round by Tyron Woodley, who took home $340,000 for wining the championship bout. Robbie Lawler was the only fighter that took home the highest pay which was $500,000. Welterweight Jake Ellenberger was the third highest fighter that got paid $150,00, he won his bout by knocout against the tough Matt Brown. And the fourth fighter with the highest pay was Jorge Masvidal, who got $114,000 for winning by decision against Ross Pearson. The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission released the following salaries and you can have a look at the list below.
UFC 201 payouts:
- Tyron Woodley: $340,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Robbie Lawler: $500,000
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Rose Namajunas: $46,000
- Jake Ellenberger: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $73,000
- Erik Perez: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Francisco Rivera: $23,000
- Ryan Benoit: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Fredy Serrano: $12,000
- Nikita Krylov: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $51,000
- Jorge Masvidal: $114,000 (includes $57,000 win bonus)
def. Ross Pearson: $54,000
- Anthony Hamilton: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Damian Grabowski: $18,000
- Wilson Reis: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Hector Sandoval: $12,000
- Michael Graves: $12,000
vs. Bojan Velickovic: $14,000 (fight was declared a majority draw)
- Damien Brown: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Cesar Arzamendia: $10,000
Disclaimer: The figures don’t include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures don’t include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They don’t include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. And finally they don’t include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.
By: Robero Villa
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