UFC 201 Bonuses – Fighter Payouts for ‘Lawler vs. Woodley’

Event: UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley
Date: Sat., Jul. 30, 2016
Venue: Philips Arena
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Total Fights: 11
Attendance: 10,240
Gate: $1,070,000
Buy Rate: 240,000

UFC 201 is officially in the books. ‘Lawler vs. Woodley’-led card took place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, 7 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice brawls and a bunch of nice finishes, punctuated by Tyron Woodley’s KO (Punches) victory over Robbie Lawler. In the co-main event, Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Rose Namajunas in round 3 by Decision (Split).

You can view UFC 201 results and full fight card.

UFC 201 bonus awards

Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:

  • Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the most exciting fight of the night.
  • Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the most thrilling individual performance.

Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 201 bonus winners below:

There were eleven fights at UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Tyron Woodley and Jake Ellenberger, who will be leaving the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia with an extra $50,000. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Vs. Rose Namajunas was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Did you know: The first knockout, submission, and fight of the night bonuses were awarded at UFC 70 in 2007.

UFC 201 fighter payouts

The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.

The list of fighter pay from UFC 201:


The total disclosed payroll for UFC 201 event is PENDING.

UFC 201 attendance and gate

There were 10,240 fans inside the Philips Arena for UFC 201 on July 30. The reported gate for the event is: $1,070,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 240,000.

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