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

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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