UFC 167 salaries: Georges St-Pierre leads payroll with $400,000 purse

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre led the reported $1,641,000 payroll for UFC 167, earning $400,000 for his successful title defense against Johny Hendricks on Saturday night in Las Vegas, NV, according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

St-Pierre fought back from early danger to score a controversial split decision win against Hendricks, who pocketed $50,000 in a losing effort. The success title defense was St-Pierre's ninth in a row since regaining the belt in 2008.

Fellow main card winners Rashad Evans, Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley topped the remaining payroll, each taking home six-figure paychecks for their victories. Co-headliner Evans ($250,000) stopped Chael Sonnen ($100,000) in the first round, Robbie Lawler ($166,000) upset Rory MacDonald ($50,000) via split decision, and Tyron Woodley ($104,000) dropped Josh Koscheck ($78,000) to the first three-fight losing streak of his career with a destructive first-round knockout.

Lightweight veteran Donald Cerrone led the night's seven-fight undercard, pocketing $96,000 for his vintage first-round submission win over Evan Dunham ($25,000).

UFC 167 took place November 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. As always, the entire UFC 167 payroll can be seen below, although these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship money and discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Additionally, St-Pierre, Hendricks, Woodley and Cerrone earned $50,000 post-fight bonuses for their work.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Georges St-Pierre ($400,000 + no win bonus = $400,000) def. Johny Hendricks ($50,000)
Rashad Evans ($125,000 + $125,000 = $250,000) def. Chael Sonnen ($100,000)
Robbie Lawler ($83,000 + $83,000 = $166,000) def. Rory MacDonald ($50,000)
Tyron Woodley ($52,000 + $52,000 = $104,000) def. Josh Koscheck ($78,000)
Ali Bagautinov ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Tim Elliott ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Donald Cerrone ($48,000 +$48,000 = $96,000) def. Evan Dunham ($25,000)
Thales Leites ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Ed Herman ($40,000)
Rick Story ($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def. Brian Ebersole ($18,000)
Erik Perez ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Edwin Figueroa ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (YouTube)
Jason High ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Anthony Lapsley ($8,000)
Sergio Pettis ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Will Campuzano ($10,000)
Gian Villante ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. Cody Donovan ($8,000)

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