WEC 47: Fighter Salaries

Topping the fighter salaries for this past weekend’s WEC 47 event was Joseph Benavidez, who’s base pay and bonus earned him $29,000.

The man he defeated, Miguel Torres was up next with a $26,000 paycheck.  New bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz picked up $18,000 for his victory, while Jens Pulver received just $14,000 despite his legendary status, putting him equal with Leonard Garcia, and a little below Scott Jorgensen who went home with $16,000.

See the full list of fighter earnings below:

  • Dominick Cruz: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
  • Brian Bowles: $12,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $29,000 ($14,500 win bonus)
  • Miguel Torres: $26,000
  • Javier Vazquez: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
  • Jens Pulver: $14,000
  • L.C. Davis: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
  • Deividas Taurosevicius: $9,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
  • Karen Darabedyan: $4000
  • Scott Jorgensen : $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
  • Chad George: $3,000
  • Chad Mendes: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
  • Erik Koch: $3,000
  • Anthony Pettis: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
  • Danny Castillo: $9,500
  • Leonard Garcia: $14,000*
  • George Roop: $3,000*
  • Fredson Paixao: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)
  • Courtney Buck: $3,000
  • Ricardo Lamas: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
  • Bendy Casimir: $3,000

* Garcia and Roop drew their bout, and so neither fighter received the win bonus

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