The official fighter salaries for WEC 48 – the promotions first event on pay-per-view – have now been released, showing a company record pay-roll of $336,500.

The top earner on the night was the WEC’s fastest rising star Jose Aldo who earned $40,000 after defending his title against Urijah Faber who walked away with $28,000.

The second largest salary went to former UFC fighter Manvel Gamburyan who collected a $36,000 paycheck for defeating former featherweight champion Mike Brown ($21,000).

Shane Roller and Leonard Garcia were next with $28,000 each, while lightweight champion Ben Henderson took home $26,000.

  • Jose Aldo: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
  • Urijah Faber: $28,000
  • Ben Henderson: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
  • Donald Cerrone: $14,000
  • Manvel Gamburyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
  • Mike Brown: $21,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $21,000 (includes $10,500 win bonus)
  • Antonio Banuelos: $7,000
  • Shane Roller: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
  • Anthony Njokuani: $7,000
  • Leonard Garcia: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
  • Chan Sung Jung: $5,000
  • Anthony Pettis: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
  • Alex Karalexis: $10,000
  • Brad Pickett: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
  • Demetrious Johnson: $3,000
  • Chad Mendes: $8,500 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
  • Anthony Morrison: $4,000
  • Takeya Mizugaki: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
  • Rani Yahya: $9,000
  • Tyler Toner: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
  • Brandon Visher: $4,000
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