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Joseph Benavidez tops WEC 47 salaries

This past Saturday night was one 24-year old Joseph Benavidez will undoubtedly remember for the rest of his life. Along with “Submission of the Night” honors, a definitive finish over highly touted opponent Miguel Torres, and a likely shot at the WEC Bantamweight Championship, Urijah Faber’s protégé also took home the largest check of the evening by earning $39,000 for his performance at the event.

Here is a complete rundown of salary information made available by the Ohio Athletic Commission including event-specific bonuses. They were originally reported on MMAJunkie:

Ricardo Lamas: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Bendy Casimir: $3,000

Fredson Paixao: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Courtney Buck: $3,000

Leonard Garcia: $24,000 (includes $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) draw vs. George Roop: $13,000 (includes $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Anthony Pettis: $16,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus / $10,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $9,500

Chad Mendes: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Erik Koch: $3,000

Scott Jorgensen: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chad George: $3,000

Bart Palaszewski: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Karen Darabedyan: $4000

L.C. Davis: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Deividas Taurosevicius: $9,000

Javier Vazquez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jens Pulver: $14,000

Joseph Benavidez: $39,000 (includes $14,500 win bonus / $10,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $26,000

Dominick Cruz: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Brian Bowles: $12,000

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