WEC 37 Fighter's Salaries Announced

Written by Tom Ngo
December 4th, 2008

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries for all of the fighters that competed at last night’s WEC 37 event. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $219,000, with bantamweight champion Miguel Torres walking away with the night’s largest purse of $44,000 for his win over Manny Tapia. The event was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.Preliminary Bouts:

Shane Roller ($16,000) Defeated Mike Budnik ($4,000)
Cub Swanson ($10,000) Defeated Hirouki Takaya ($5,500)*
Bart Palaszewski ($8,000)^ Defeated Alex Karalexis ($8,000)
Diego Nunes ($6,000) Defeated Cole Province ($3,000)
Mark Munoz ($20,000) Defeated Ricardo Barros ($3,000)
Johny Hendricks ($16,000) Defeated Justin Haskins ($3,000)

Main Bouts:

Joseph Benavidez ($17,000) Defeated Danny Martinez ($2,000)
Brian Bowles ($16,000)# Defeated Will Ribeiro ($4,000)
Wagnney Fabiano ($22,000) Defeated Akitoshi Tamura ($6,000)
Miguel Torres ($44,000) Defeated Manny Tapia ($6,000)

WEC 37 Fight Bonuses:

* – Fight of the Night:
Cub Swanson and Hiroyuki Takaya ($7,500/each fighter)

^ – Knockout of the Night:
Bart Palaszewski ($7,500)

# – Submission of the Night:
Brian Bowles ($7,500)

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