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UFC 201 fighter salaries: Lawler, Woodley lead way

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This past weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship invaded Atlanta for UFC 201.

In the main event, Tyron Woodley shocked the mixed martial arts world by disposing of former champion Robbie Lawler in dominating fashion to claim the UFC welterweight title. For their headlining duties, both mean led the disclosed $1.691 million pay roll for the event.

Other fighters to hit six figures were Jake Ellenberger and Jorge Masvidal, who secured wins on the main card and prelims, respectively.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors, Reebok outfitting numbers or outside sponsorships for the athletes. UFC 201 purses also exclude any locker room bonuses.

The full list of disclosed fighter salaries from this past weekend’s event can be seen below, via MMAjunkie.com:

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

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