WEC 45: Fighter Salaries

The fighter salaries for last weekends WEC 45 event have now been announced.

On this occasion Joseph Benavidez was the biggest earner, taking home $25,000, while main event winner Donald Cerrone was close behind with $24,000.

Bringing up the rear was Kyle Dietz who’s defeat in the undercard left him with just $2,000.

All the figures below include only the fighters base salary and do not include additional bonuses and sponsorship money.

Donald Cerrone: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

Ed Ratcliff: $9,000

Anthony Njokuani: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)

Chris Horodecki: $12,000

Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus)

Rani Yahya: $9,000

Scott Jorgensen: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)

Takeya Mizugaki: $8,000

Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)

Anthony Pettis: $3,000

Zach Micklewright: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)

Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000

Chad George: $5,000 ($2,000 win bonus)

John Hosman: $3,000

Brandon Visher: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)

Courtney Buck: $3,000

Brad Pickett: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)

Kyle Dietz: $2,000

Erik Koch: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)

Jameel Massouh: $3,000

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