twitter google

Donald Cerrone, Joseph Benavidez Among Top Earners at WEC 45

WEC-45Assisted by “Fight of the Night” honors and an additional bonus from a win featuring more than one controversial moment, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone made out like a bandit at WEC 45 by earning a cool $34,000 for his exciting three-round victory over Ed Ratcliff. However, while the total sum may have exceeded that of any other participant on the highly praised card, it was in fact Joseph Benavidez who took home the most flat pay by depositing a “…of the Night”-free $25,000 check at the end of the evening. The event’s salary information was made available by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and reported by MMAJunkie.

Here is a complete rundown of WEC 45 payment information made available to the public including event-specific bonuses:

Erik Koch: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Jameel Massouh: $3,000

Brad Pickett: $16,000 ($3,000 win bonus / $10,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Kyle Dietz: $2,000

Brandon Visher: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Courtney Buck: $3,000

Chad George: $5,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. John Hosman: $3,000

Zach Micklewright: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000

Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $3,000

Scott Jorgensen: $24,000 ($7,000 win bonus / $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $18,000 ($10,000 “Fight of the Night bonus)

Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus) def. Rani Yahya: $9,000

Anthony Njokuani: $18,000 ($4,000 win bonus / $10,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Chris Horodecki: $12,000

Donald Cerrone: $34,000 ($12,000 win bonus / $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Ed Ratcliff: $19,000 ($10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Follow 5OZ