WEC 44 Payouts: Aldo Earns $36,000

By Sherdog.com Staff Nov 20, 2009
Newly minted WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo netted $36,000 for his second-round dismantling of Mike Thomas Brown at WEC 44 “Brown vs. Aldo” last Wednesday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old Aldo chiseled away at Brown with fast and efficient strikes until he found his opening off a second-round takedown and took the former champion’s back. The Brazilian’s bounty also included a $10,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus doled out by the promotion. Brown earned $15,000 in defeat.

Manny Gamburyan also banked $36,000 for his victory over Greg Jackson-trained striker Leonard Garcia, who took home $36,000.

Shane Roller scored his second straight come-from-behind victory in the WEC cage when he submitted Danny Castillo in the third round following a back-and-forth affair. Roller earned $34,000, including the night’s $10,000 submission bonus. Castillo netted $9,500.

WEC 44 Payouts

Jose Aldo -- $36,000 (including $13,000 win bonus, $10,000 knockout bonus)
def.
Mike Thomas Brown -- $15,000

Manny Gamburyan -- $36,000 (including $18,000 win bonus)
def.
Leonard Garcia -- $14,000

Karen Darabedyan -- $6,000 (including $3,000 win bonus)
def.
Rob McCullough -- $20,000

Shane Roller -- $34,000 (including $12,000 win bonus, $10,000 submission bonus)
def.
Danny Castillo -- $9,500

Kamal Shalorus -- $6,000 (including $3,000 win bonus)
def.
Will Kerr -- $3,000

L.C. Davis -- $14,000 (including $7,000 win bonus)
def.
Diego Nunes -- $5,000

Cub Swanson -- $27,000 (including $8,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight of the night bonus)
def.
John Franchi -- $18,000 (including $10,000 fight of the night bonus

Antonio Banuelos -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
def.
Kenji Osawa -- $6,000

Ricardo Lamas -- $8,000 (including $4,000 win bonus)
def.
James Krause -- $2,000

Frank Gomez -- $6,000 (including $3,000 win bonus)
def.
Seth Dikun -- $3,000

Note: These numbers, sent to Sherdog.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only.
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