MoneyThe FSBC has released the fighter payouts for WEC 36. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional “locker room” 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.

Ironically, Paulo Filho, the fighter who put on the worst performance of the night, and perhaps of the year, was also one of the highest compensated fighters of the evening and would have been the highest if he had made weight and didn’t have to hand over $10,250 of his purse to Chael Sonnen. With that boost and his win bonus, Sonnen took home the largest amount of disclosed cash with $48,250.

Also worth mentioning is Urijah Faber’s purse, $14,000. Even though he lost that’s peanuts for someone who’s been promoted as the organization’s biggest star.


Courtesy of Sherdog:

  • Mike Thomas Brown: $9,000 + $9,000 win bonus
    Urijah Faber: $14,000
  • Chael Sonnen: $29,250 + $19,000 win bonus
    Paulo Filho: $30,750
  • Leonard Garcia: $10,000 + $10,000 win bonus
    Jens Pulver: $33,000
  • Jake Rosholt: $11,000 + $11,000 win bonus
    Nissen Osterneck: $4,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $7,000 + $7,000 win bonus
    Rob McCullough: $18,000
  • Aaron Simpson: $5,000 + $5,000 win bonus
    David Avellan: $3,000
  • Jose Aldo: $4,000 + $4,000 win bonus
    Jonathan Brookins: $3,000
  • Carmelo Marrero: $4,000 + $4,000 win bonus
    Steve Steinbeiss: $6,000
  • Danny Castillo: $3,000 + $3,000 win bonus
    Rafael Dias: $3,000
  • Rani Yahya: $6,000 + $6,000 win bonus
    Yoshiro Maeda: $6,000

Bonuses $7,500

  • Submission of the Night: Rani Yahya
  • Knockout of the Night: Mike Brown
  • Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Rob McCullough ($7,500 each)
  • Extra Bonus: Leonard Garcia

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $324,500, including bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.