Faber’s $66K Leads WEC 52 Payouts

By Mike Whitman Nov 12, 2010
Main event winner Urijah Faber (Pictured) took home the top payday after WEC 52 on Thursday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission figures obtained by Sherdog.com.

Faber, a former WEC featherweight champion, netted an event-high $66,000 for his dominant submission victory over Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki, who earned $10,000 for his efforts. Faber’s figure includes a $28,000 win bonus and a $10,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus.

Meanwhile, Faber’s Team Alpha Male protégé, Joseph Benavidez, took home $35,000, including a $17,000 win bonus for his first-round guillotine submission over jiu-jitsu ace Wagnney Fabiano ($19,000). Undercard featherweight Cub Swanson received the third-highest payday, earning $32,000, including an $11,000 win bonus and $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus, following his unanimous decision victory over Mackens Semerzier ($14,000).

WEC 52 “Faber vs. Mizugaki” Payouts

Urijah Faber -- $66,000
(Includes $28,000 win bonus, $10,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus)
def.
Takeya Mizugaki -- $10,000

Chad Mendes -- $17,000
(Includes $8,500 win bonus)
def.
Javier Vazquez -- $11,000

Erik Koch -- $18,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus, $10,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus)
def.
Francisco Rivera -- $4,000

Joseph Benavidez -- $35,000
(Includes $17,500 win bonus)
def.
Wagnney Fabiano -- $19,000

Demetrious Johnson -- $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)
def.
Damacio Page -- $9,000

Raphael Assuncao -- $26,000
(Includes $13,000 win bonus)
def.
L.C. Davis -- $11,000

Anthony Njokuani -- $14,000
(Includes $7,000 win bonus)
def.
Edward Faaloloto -- $3,500

Dustin Poirier -- $6,000
(Includes $3,000 win bonus)
def.
Zachary Micklewright -- $3,000

Michael McDonald -- $6,000
(Includes $3,000 win bonus)
def.
Clint Godfrey-- $3,000

Cub Swanson -- $32,000
(Includes $11,000 win bonus, $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)
def.
Mackens Semerzier -- $14,000
(Includes $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Yves Jabouin -- $5,000
(Includes $2,000 win bonus)
def.
Brandon Visher -- $4,000

These numbers, sent to Sherdog by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only. UFC bonuses, handed out separately by the promotion, are also noted. These figures do not include additional bonuses or percentages of other revenue.
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