The highly-anticipated rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler took place on Saturday night at UFC 181. As all of you MMA fans should know by now, Lawler managed to seize the welterweight strap from the former champion after securing the fifth and final round via a split-decision victory. A narrow win for Lawler, which gave him the opportunity to pocket $220,000 for his victory. Making him the highest paid fighter of the night. Although, Hendricks lost the title defense, he still took home $150,000 for his effort to try and retain the gold. However, if he won that night, Hendricks would have pocketed an additional $200,000 win bonus.
In the co-main event of181, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis secured the belt after stopping Gilbert Melendez with a guillotine choke in the second round, which earned the 155-pound king a six-figure payday. Pettis banked in $200,000 for his victory and Melendez ended up earning the same amount for his effort.
For the full list of UFC 181 salaries, see the list right below.
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Robbie Lawler ($110,000 + $110,000 = $220,000) def. Johny Hendricks ($150,000)
Anthony Pettis ($100,000 + $100,000 = $200,000) def. Gilbert Melendez ($200,000)
Travis Browne ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Brendan Schaub ($32,000)
Todd Duffee ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Anthony Hamilton ($10,000)
Tony Ferguson ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Abel Trujillo ($14,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Urijah Faber ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Francisco Rivera ($20,000)
Josh Samman ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. $Eddie Gordon ($15,000)
Corey Anderson ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Justin Jones ($8,000)
Raquel Pennington ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Ashlee Evans-Smith ($8,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Sergio Pettis ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Matt Hobar ($10,000)
Clay Collard ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Alex White ($10,000)