|Event:||UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II|
|Date:||Sat., Dec. 6, 2014|
|Venue:||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Location:||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 181 is officially in the books. ‘Hendricks vs. Lawler II’-led card took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8 years ago. The eleven-fight-event featured some nice scraps and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Robbie Lawler’s Decision (Split) victory over Johny Hendricks. In the co-main event, Anthony Pettis defeated Gilbert Melendez in round 2 by Submission (Guillotine Choke).
UFC 181 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 181 bonus winners below:
There were eleven fights at UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Josh Samman and Anthony Pettis, who will be leaving the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with an extra $50,000. Sergio Pettis Vs. Matt Hobar was awarded the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 181 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 181:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 181 event is PENDING.
UFC 181 attendance and gate
There were 9,617 fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center for UFC 181 on December 6. The reported gate for the event is: $2,488,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 400,000.