MoneyThe NSAC has released the fighter payouts for WEC 45 “Cerrone vs Ratcliff.” 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.

Same story, different show. Little guys mean little paychecks. Donald Cerrone and Joseph Benavidez topped the list with $24k and $25k, respectively. Chris Horodecki took home $12k in a losing effort. I wonder how that compares to what he was scheduled to make for Affliction.


Courtesy of MMA Junkie:

  • Donald Cerrone: $24,000 ($12k + $12k win bonus)
    Ed Ratcliff: $9,000
  • Anthony Njokuani: $8,000 ($4k + $4k)
    Chris Horodecki: $12,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 ($12.5k + $12.5k)
    Rani Yahya: $9,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $14,000 ($7k + $7k)
    Takeya Mizugaki: $8,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 ($5k + $5k)
    Anthony Pettis: $3,000
  • Zach Micklewright: $4,000 ($2k + $2k)
    Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000
  • Chad George: $5,000 ($3k + $2k)
    John Hosman: $3,000
  • Brandon Visher: $6,000 ($3k + $3k)
    Courtney Buck: $3,000
  • Brad Pickett: $6,000 ($3k + $3k)
    Kyle Dietz: $3,000
  • Erik Koch: $4,000 ($2k + $2k)
    Jameel Massouh: $3,000

Bonuses $10,000

  • Knockout of the Night: Anthony Njokuani
  • Submission of the Night: Brad Pickett
  • Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone & Ed Ratcliff ($10,000 each), Takeya Mizugaki & Scott Jorgensen ($5,000 each)

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $213,000, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.