Robbie Lawler led the disclosed payroll for UFC 195, earning $500,000 for his thrilling UFC welterweight title defense over Carlos Condit from Saturday night's main event in Las Vegas, NV, according to figures released to MMA Fighting on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Lawler defeated Condit via controversial split decision to successfully defend his belt in an all-time classic fight. Two judges scored the contest 48-47 for Lawler, while one gave it Condit by the same score, with a close third round proving to be the difference maker.
Condit took home $315,000 in a losing effort.
Aside from the headliners, heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Andrei Arlovski were the only additional fighters to eclipse the six-figure mark in event earnings. Miocic scored a $120,000 purse and potentially the next UFC heavyweight title shot with a 54-second knockout of Arlovski ($250,000) in the night's co-main event.
UFC 195 took place Feb. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card aired live on pay-per-view.
In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Lawler, Condit, Miocic, and undercard winner Michael McDonald all took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.
A complete list of the UFC 195 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view bonuses, or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Robbie Lawler ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Carlos Condit ($315,000)
Stipe Miocic ($60,000 + $60,000 = $120,000) def. Andrei Arlovski ($250,000)
Albert Tumenov ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Lorenz Larkin ($36,000)
Brian Ortega ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Diego Brandao ($36,000)
Abel Trujillo ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Tony Sims ($12,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Michael McDonald ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Masanori Kanehara ($14,000)
Alex Morono ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Kyle Noke ($26,000)
Justine Kish ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Nina Ansaroff ($10,000)
Drew Dober ($13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000) def. Scott Holtzman ($12,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Dustin Poirier ($42,000 + $42,000 = $84,000) def. Joseph Duffy ($20,000)
Michinori Tanaka ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Joe Soto ($20,000)
Sheldon Westcott ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Edgar Garcia ($10,000)