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UFC 235 salaries: Ben Askren could get up to $350,000 in purse money for debut vs. Robbie Lawler

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The four men topping the card at UFC 235 will all reportedly earn guaranteed purses, plus Ben Askren has higher earning potential than his opponent Robbie Lawler.

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Seven of UFC 235’s main card stars will earn guaranteed six-figure paychecks.

Saturday’s headliners and co-headliners will all earn guarantee show money with no win bonuses, according to Yahoo SportsKevin Iole. Defending champions Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley will earn flat half-million dollar purses, while contenders Anthony Smith and Kamaru Usman will make $350,000.

What may catch some off-guard is how the debuting Ben Askren has the potential to earn more than his opponent, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Both fighters will make a guaranteed $200,000, but Askren’s win bonus is $150,000 vs. Lawler’s $100,000.

Take a look at all the main card purses below.

Jon Jones: $500,000 show/no win bonus
Anthony Smith: $350,000 show/no win bonus

Tyron Woodley: $500,000 show/no win bonus
Kamaru Usman: $350,000 show/no win bonus

Robbie Lawler: $200,000 show/$100,000 win bonus
Ben Askren: $200,000 show/$150,000 win bonus

Tecia Torres: $36,000 show/$36,000 win bonus
Weili Zhang: $18,000 show/$18,000 win bonus

Cody Garbrandt: $130,000 show/$130,000 win bonus
Pedro Munhoz: $48,000 show/$48,000 win bonus

As usual, the above purse amounts do not include sponsorship money from apparel company Reebok, pay-per-view points, discretionary bonuses, performance bonuses, etc.

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