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Chris Leben Claims Top Prize at Fight Night 20

Though he may have been relegated to the non-televised portion of UFC Fight Night 20 this past Monday, original Ultimate Fighter alumnus Chris Leben still took home the biggest paycheck at the event by scoring sixty-thousand dollars courtesy of a unanimous decision victory over Jay Silva. The win snapped a two-bout losing streak for “The Crippler” and was the nineteenth of his career. Silva is now 0-2 inside the Octagon. The figure was originally reported by MMAJunkie in cooperation with Virgina’s athletic regulatory commission, the Professional Boxing and Wrestling Program.

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

Nick Catone: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Forbes: $6,000

Gerald Harris: $42,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus / $30,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. John Salter: $6,000

Rafael dos Anjos: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Bradley: $8,000

Rory MacDonald: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Mike Guymon: $6,000

Thiago Tavares: $15,000 def. Nick Lentz: $7,000

Rick Story: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Lennox: $7,000

Chris Leben: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jay Silva: $6,000

Amir Sadollah: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Brad Blackburn: $13,000

Aaron Simpson: $52,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus / $30,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) def. Tom Lawlor: $40,000 (includes $30,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Evan Dunham: $48,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus / $30,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus def. Efrain Escudero: $15,000

Gray Maynard: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $24,000

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