WEC 47 Payouts: Benavidez Earns $39,000

By Loretta Hunt Mar 8, 2010
Joseph Benavidez earned an event-high $39,000 for his second-round guillotine over former bantamweight king Miguel Torres at WEC 47 “Bowles vs. Cruz ” Saturday at the Nationwide Arena, according to figures released Monday by the Ohio State Athletic Commission.

Benavidez’s haul included a $10,000 performance bonus distributed by the promotion for “Submission of the Night.” Torres earned $26,000 for his second straight defeat in the cage.

In the evening’s main attraction, Dominick Cruz locked in his sixth consecutive victory for the promotion with a second-round technical knockout over Brian Bowles to become bantamweight champion. Cruz took home $18,000 for the biggest win of his career; Bowles made $12,000.

WEC 47 Payouts

Dominick Cruz -- $18,000 (including $9,000 win bonus)
def.
Brian Bowles -- $12,000

Joseph Benavidez -- $39,000 (including $14,500 win bonus, $10,000 submission bonus)
def.
Miguel Torres -- $26,000

Javier Vazquez -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
def.
Jens Pulver -- $14,000

L.C. Davis -- $18,000 (including $9,000 win bonus)
def.
Deividas Taurosevicius -- $9,000

Bart Palaszewski -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
def.
Karen Darabedyan -- $4,000

Scott Jorgensen -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
Chad George -- $3,000

Chad Mendes -- $8,000 (including $4,000 win bonus)
def.
Erik Koch -- $3,000

Anthony Pettis -- $16,000 (including $3,000 win bonus, $10,000 knockout bonus)
def.
Danny Castillo -- $9,500

Leonard Garcia -- $24,000 (no win bonus, $10,000 FOTN bonus)
drew with
George Roop -- $13,000 (no win bonus, including $10,000 FOTN bonus)

Fredson Paixao-- $4,000 (including $2,000 win bonus)
def.
Courtney Buck -- $3,000

Ricardo Lamas -- $10,000 (including $5,000 win bonus)
def.
Bendy Casimir -- $3,000

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