UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who was victorious against Bobby Voelker on the main-card at UFC on FOX 8 this past weekend brought home the top payday from Saturday’s event with $156,000. His opponent Voelker earned $12,000.
No surprise that main event winner and UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez walked away from UFC 160 with the biggest paycheck. Following closely was former heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos. Velasquez will see $400,000 deposited into his bank account and Dos Santos will add $240,000.
Although he lost a unanimous decision, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans brought home the top payday from Saturday’s UFC 156 card with $300,000. His opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira earned $174,000.
Speaking at the USC Marshall Sports Business Institute’s Commissioners’ Series on Jan. 15, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta talked about the organization’s addition of a women’s division and the opportunity it is going to provide female fighters, starting with their poster girl Ronda Rousey.