UFC on FOX 8 salaries: Robbie Lawler earns $156,000 in stoppage victory over Bobby Voelker

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson may have headlined the card and been the star of the show at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle last Saturday, but he wasn't the highest-paid fighter. In fact, he only ranks in the top five among earners.

The numbers were made official to MMA Weekly by the Washington State Department of Licensing.

In retaining his title, Johnson claimed $58,000 for his fifth-round submission over challenger John Moraga at Saturday's event at the KeyArena. Moraga pulled in $17,000 for his efforts.

The top salaries on the card are claimed in two instances by former Strikeforce fighters. Robbie Lawler claimed $156,000 in beating Bobby Voelker and Jorge Masvidal earned $66,000 with his submission victory of Michael Chiesa. The other top-paid fighters include Melvin Guillard, who earned $84,000 for besting Mac Danzig and Ed Herman, who claimed $74,000 in his decision victory over Trevor Smith.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $850,000. The full payouts are as follows:

Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. John Moraga: $17,000

Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000

Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000

Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Tim Means: $12,000

Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig: $30,000

Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000

Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000

Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Riley: $14,000

Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. John Albert: $10,000

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