Robbie Lawler held on to his Ultimate Fighting Championship title last weekend in Las Vegas, but win or lose, the welterweight champion was always going to be UFC 195’s high earner.
Lawler took home a flat $500,000 in “show” money with no additional bonus for winning, according to figures released Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Carlos Condit, who gave the champ all he could handle for five full rounds, pocketed a check for $315,000.
Co-main event heavyweight Andrei Arlovski earned the event’s next highest purse with a flat $250,000 in defeat. “The Pit Bull” outearned the man who punched him out in just 54 seconds, Stipe Miocic, whose check totaled $120,000.
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.
UFC 195 Salaries:
Robbie Lawler: $500,000
Carlos Condit: $315,000
Stipe Miocic: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Andrei Arlovski: $250,000
Albert Tumenov: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Lorenz Larkin: $36,000
Brian Ortega: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Diego Brandao: $36,000
Abel Trujillo: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Tony Sims: $12,000
Michael McDonald: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Masanori Kanehara: $14,000
Alex Morono: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Kyle Noke: $26,000
Justine Kish: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Nina Ansaroff: $10,000
Drew Dober: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Scott Holtzman: $12,000
Dustin Poirier: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Joseph Duffy: $20,000
Michinori Tanaka: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Joe Soto: $20,000
Sheldon Westcott: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Edgar Garcia: $10,000