Salaries Released for WEC 41

Written by Tom Ngo
June 8th, 2009


The California State Athletic Commission has just announced the salaries for all the fighters that competed in yesterday’s WEC 41 event in Sacramento, California. The total disclosed payroll for the show was $215,942 with former featherweight champ Urijah Faber taking home the night’s largest purse of $35,790, which includes his Fight of the Night bonus.

Preliminary Bouts:

Seth Dikun: $13,940 ($2,000 win bonus,$10,000*) Defeated Rolando Perez: $2,890
Frank Gomez:
$3,962.41 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Noah Thomas: $2,350
Antonio Banuelos: $9,840 ($5,000 win bonus) Defeated Scott Jorgensen: $5,530
Anthony Pettis: $3,302.10 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Mike Campbell: $2,950
Rafael Rebello: $3,650 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Kyle Dietz: $1,840
Manny Gamburyan: $26,960 ($14,000 win bonus) Defeated John Franchi: $3,108

Main Bouts:

Josh Grispi: $17,381 ($9,000 win bonus) Defeated Jens Pulver: $31,253
Donald Cerrone: $17,682.54 ($9,000 win bonus) Defeated James Krause: $1,692
Jose Aldo:
$27,625 ($11,000 win bonus, $10,000#)  Defeated Cub Swanson: $8,940
Mike Brown: $35,256 (includes $13,000 win bonus, $10,000) Defeated Urijah Faber: $35,790 ($10,000)^

Fight Night Bonuses:

* – Submission of the Night:

Seth Dikun ($10,000)
Dikun caught Rolando Perez with a flying triangle and won with a submission.

# – Knockout of the Night:

Jose Aldo ($10,000)
Aldo needed only :08 seconds and a flying knee to put Cub Swanson down and bring the fight to an end.

^ – Fight of the Night:

Mike Brown & Urijah Faber ($10,000/each)
Brown defeated Faber via Unanimous Decision in a 5Round featherweight title fight.

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