It took Urijah Faber less than five minutes to earn $48,000, making the former WEC featherweight champion the highest paid fighter at WEC 38. According to the California State Athletic Commission, the total disclosed payroll for the event was $217,000.
The event took place on January 25th at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California. WEC lightweight champion Jaime Varner controversially defeated Donald Cerrone in the night’s main event.
Charlie Valencia: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) Defeated Seth Dikun: $2,000
Jesse Lennox: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) Defeated Blas Avena: $7,000
Scott Jorgensen: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) Defeated Frank Gomez: $2,O00
Dominick Cruz: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) Defeated Ian McCall: $3,000
Edgar Garcia: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) Defeated Hiromitsu Miura: $6,000
Benson Henderson: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) Defeated Anthony Njokuani: $2,000
Jose Aldo: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) Defeated Rolando Perez: $3,000
Danillo Villefort: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) Defeated Mike Campbell: $3,000
Urijah Faber: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) Defeated Jens Pulver: $35,000
Jamie Varner: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) Defeated Donald Cerrone: $9,000