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Donald Cerrone Top Earner At WEC 45

Not only did former WEC lightweight top contender Donald Cerrone leave Las Vegas with an impressive win, but also pocketed a total of $34,000 for his troubles. It wasn’t all bad for his fallen WEC 45 opponent because, thanks to the Fight of the Night bonus, Ed Ratcliff took home a cool $19,000.

WEC 45 took place this Saturday at The Pearl inside The Palms in Nevada. Here are the rest of the fighters’ W-2’s courtesy of

Preliminary Bouts:

Brad Pickett: $16,000 ($3,000 win bonus, $10,000 Submission Bonus) Defeated Kyle Dietz: $2,000
Erik Koch: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Jameel Massouh: $3,000
Brandon Visher: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) Defeated Courtney Buck: $3,000
Chad George: $5,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated John Hosman: $3,000
Zach Micklewright: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) Defeated Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000
Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) Defeated Anthony Pettis: $3,000

Main Bouts:

Scott Jorgensen: $19,000 ($7,000 win bonus, $5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus) Defeated Takeya Mizugaki: $13,000 ($5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus)
Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus) Defeated Rani Yahya: $9,000
Anthony Njokuani: $18,000 ($4,000 win bonus, $10,000 Knockout bonus) Defeated Chris Horodecki: $12,000
Donald Cerrone: $34,000 ($12,000 win bonus, $10,000/Fight of the Night bonus) Defeated Ed Ratcliff: $19,000 ($10,000 Fight of the Night bonus)