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Robbie Lawler Tops UFC on FOX 8 Payroll

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Robbie Lawler scored a big win and payday at UFC on FOX 8 Saturday night, as according to figures released by the Washington State Department of Licensing, the welterweight led the card’s disclosed payroll.

Lawler was reportedly paid $156,000 for his second round stoppage of Bobby Voelker (including a 78K win bonus), who in turn, was paid $12,000 for his performance.

The card’s second highest earner was Melvin Guillard, who was paid 84K for his brutal knockout win over Mac Danzig, who made 30 grand. It was a profitable night for Guillard, as he also collected an extra $50,000 for winning “Knockout of the Night.”

Ed Herman was another leader in terms of salary, as the TUF vet was paid $74,000 for his split decision win over Trevor Smith. Although Smith only made 8 grand to show, both he and Herman earned “Fight of the Night” honors and an extra 5oK each.

And what about flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson? Who tapped out John Moraga in the main event? Johnson was paid $58,000 for the win, while Moraga collected 17 grand. Johnson also took home an extra 50 thousand for winning “Submission of the Night”.

Here are the payroll figures that were released to Washington officials by the UFC. They do not include any sponsorship money or performance bonuses that a fighter may have earned.

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 $9000 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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