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Donald Cerrone Top Earner at WEC 45

Written by Tom Ngo
December 21st, 2009

Not only did former WEC lightweight top contender Donald Cerrone leave Las Vegas with an impressive W, he also pocketed a total of $34,000 for his troubles. It wasn’t all bad for his fallen WEC 45 opponent because, thanks to the Fight of the Night bonus, Ed Ratcliff took home a cool $19,000.

WEC 45 took place this Saturday at The Pearl inside The Palms in Nevada. Here are the rest of the fighters’ 1099’s courtesy of MMAJunkie.com:

Preliminary Bouts:

Brad Pickett: $16,000 ($3,000 win bonus, $10,000 Submission Bonus) Defeated Kyle Dietz: $2,000
Erik Koch: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Jameel Massouh: $3,000
Brandon Visher: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) Defeated Courtney Buck: $3,000
Chad George: $5,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated John Hosman: $3,000
Zach Micklewright: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000
Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) Defeated Anthony Pettis: $3,000

Main Bouts:

Scott Jorgensen: $19,000 ($7,000 win bonus, $5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus) Defeated Takeya Mizugaki: $13,000 ($5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus)
Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus) Defeated Rani Yahya: $9,000
Anthony Njokuani: $18,000 ($4,000 win bonus, $10,000 Knockout bonus) Defeated Chris Horodecki: $12,000
Donald Cerrone: $34,000 ($12,000 win bonus, $10,000/Fight of the Night bonus) Defeated Ed Ratcliff: $19,000 ($10,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

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