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UFC 181 took place Saturday at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. The total disclosed payroll was $1,317,000. The below figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect any other “salaries” for the event. As always these don’t include other incomes like sponsors, taxes ect. 

If Hendricks would have won, he would have added another $200,000 (in the form of a win bonus) to his $150,000 show purse. Melendez earned a flat rate of $200,000 and wasn’t eligible for a win bonus.

The full UFC 181 Payouts:

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

To check out all the medical suspensions from UFC 181 click here 

To read our full recap click here