After the conclusion of their WEC 38 event, the organization announced that four fighters would be receiving Fight Night Bonuses for their exceptional performances. Each fighter received an additional $7,500 bonus for their efforts. WEC 38 took place at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
Although their exciting lightweight title bout ended in controversy, WEC champion Jaime Varner and Donald Cerrone both walked away with Fight of the Night honors.
Cerrone landed an inadvertent illegal knee to Varner’s head during the 5thRound of their fight. Under the regulations of the California State Athletic Commission, if a fighter is unable to continue due to an inadvertent illegal strike, the fight will be decided by the judges’ scorecards.
WEC 38 Fight of the Night:
Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone ($7,500/each)
WEC 38 Submission of the Night:
Urijah Faber ($7,500)
WEC 38 Knockout of the Night:
Jose Aldo ($7,500)