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WEC 52 ‘Faber vs. Mizugaki’ Fighter Salaries

MoneyThe NSAC has released the fighter salaries for WEC 52. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional undisclosed bonuses or sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.

To no one’s surprise, Urijah Faber took home the biggest paycheck at last night’s WEC 52 event. With his win and submission bonus, Faber earned $66,000 in disclosed pay. His Team Alpha Male teammate, Joseph Benavidez, was next in line with a $35,000 payday followed by Cub Swanson with $32,000 after his Fight of the Night bonus.

As usual, the payouts were small, but the good news there’s no reason to complain about it anymore with the WEC finally merging with the UFC. It will be very interesting to see how big of a raise these guys get in 2011.


Courtesy of MMA Junkie:

  • Urijah Faber: $56,000 ($28k + $28k win bonus)
    Takeya Mizugaki: $10,000
  • Chad Mendes: $17,000 ($8.5k + $8.5k)
    Javier Vazquez: $11,000
  • Erik Koch: $8,000 ($4k + $4k)
    Francisco Rivera: $4,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $35,000 ($17.5k + $17.5k)
    Wagnney Fabiano: $19,000
  • Demetrious Johnson: $8,000 ($4k + $4k)
    Damacio Page: $9,000
  • Raphael Assuncao: $26,000 ($13k + $13k)
    L.C. Davis: $11,000
  • Anthony Njokuani: $14,000 ($7k + $7k)
    Edward Faaloloto: $3,500
  • Dustin Poirier: $6,000 ($3k + $3k)
    Zack Micklewright: $3,000
  • Michael McDonald: $6,000 ($3k + $3k)
    Clint Godfrey: $3,000
  • Cub Swanson: $22,000 ($11k + $11k)
    Mackens Semerzier: $4,000
  • Yves Jabouin: $5,000 ($2k + $2k)
    Brandon Visher: $4,000


$10,000 bonus to each fighter.

  • Knockout of the Night – Erik Koch
  • Submission of the Night – Urijah Faber
  • Fight of the Night – Cub Swanson & Mackens Semerzier

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $314,500, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.

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