WEC 45 Payouts: Cerrone Earns $34,000

By Sherdog.com Staff Dec 21, 2009
Donald Cerrone banked $34,000 for his third-round submission against Ed Ratcliff at WEC 45 “Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” on Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old Cerrone was deducted two points in the first two rounds for illegal low blows but found the fight-ending choke in the final frame. Ratcliff took home $19,000 for the second loss of his career, which included a $10,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus also awarded to Cerrone.

Anthony Njokuani earned $18,000 for his dynamic knockout against promotional newcomer and former IFL star Chris Horodecki, who made $12,000. Njokuani’s bounty also included a $10,000 knockout bonus awarded by the promotion.

Scott Jorgensen’s relentless three-round attack on Takaya Mizugaki ($18,000) netted him $24,000. Jorgensen and Mizugaki shared “Fight of the Night” honors with Cerrone and Ratcliff, each adding $10,000 to their paychecks.

WEC 45 Payouts

Donald Cerrone -- $34,000 (including $12,000 win bonus and $10,000 FOTN bonus) def. Ed Ratcliff -- $19,000 (including $10,000 FOTN bonus)

Anthony Njokuani -- $18,000 (including $4,000 win bonus, $10,000 knockout bonus) def. Chris Horodecki -- $12,000

Joseph Benavidez -- $25,000 (including $12,500 win bonus) def. Rani Yahya -- $9,000

Scott Jorgensen -- $24,000 (including $7,000 win bonus, $10,000 FOTN bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki -- $18,000 (including $10,000 FOTN bonus)

Bart Palaszewski -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis -- $3,000

Zachary Micklewright -- $4,000 (including $2,000 win bonus) def. Muhsin Corbbrey -- $4,000

Chad George -- $5,000 (including $2,000 win bonus) def. John Hosman -- $3,000

Brandon Visher -- $6,000 (including $3,000 win bonus) def. Courtney Buck -- $3,000

Brad Pickett -- $16,000 (including $3,000 win bonus, $10,000 submission bonus) def. Kyle Dietz -- $2,000

Erik Koch -- $4,000 (including $2,000 win bonus) def. Jameel Massouh -- $3,000

Note: These numbers, sent to Sherdog.com by the California State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only. They do not include additional bonuses or percentages of other revenue.
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