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WEC 37 Fighter's Salaries Announced

Written by Tom Ngo
December 4th, 2008
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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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