Prior to this evening’s WEC 50 event the fighter salaries have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

They show that headline fighter Joseph Benavidez is the top earner, taking home a guaranteed $17,500 plus the same amount again if he wins.   By way of comparison his opponent and current bantamweight title holder Dominick Cruz earns less, $11,000 to fight, $11,000 to win.

Scott Jorgensen also stands to earn more than the champion for his fight, pocketing $12,500 / $12,500.

Check out the full list official salaries resulting from the WEC 50 event below.

Main Card:

  • Dominick Cruz ($11,000/$11,000) vs. Joseph Benavidez ($17,500/$17,500)
  • Anthony Pettis ($6,000/$6,000) vs. Shane Roller ($16,000/$16,000)
  • Chad Mendes ($5,500/$5,500) vs. Cub Swanson ($11,000/$10,000)
  • Scott Jorgensen ($12,500/$12,500) vs. Brad Pickett ($5,000/$5,000)
  • Zach Micklewright ($3,000/$3,000) vs. Bart Palaszewski ($8,000/$8,000)


  • Mackens Semerzier ($4,000/$4,000) vs. Javier Vazquez ($8,000/$8,000)
  • Maciej Jewtuszko ($3,000/$3,000) vs. Anthony Njokuani ($7,000/$7,000)
  • Dave Jansen ($4,000/$4,000) vs. Ricardo Lamas ($7,000/$7,000)
  • Bryan Caraway ($4,000/$4,000) vs. Fredson Paixao ($3,000/$3,000)
  • Danny Castillo ($9,500/$9,500) vs. Dustin Poirier ($3,000/$3,000)
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