The UFC’s new welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was the top earner at UFC 181 on Saturday night, securing a $220,000 basic salary after his main event victory over Johny Hendricks who banked $150,000.

The co-main event pairing of Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez was next with each taking home $200,000.

Urijah Faber requested to fight on the preliminary card since it would have more viewers on FOX Sports 1 than the PPV card, but he still commanded a sizeable salary on the night of $140,000.

Travis Browne was the only other fighter to trouser a six figure sum, earning $100,000 for his night’s work on the main card.

Check out the full list of UFC 181 salaries

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

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