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.
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)