earned $40,000 and Urijah Faber
made $28,000 for their main event fight this past Saturday at WEC's first pay-per-view, WEC 48
, in Sacramento, Calif., according to salaries reported by the promotion to the California athletic commission.
The fighter salaries for WEC 48 are after the jump.
The big paydays were the post-fight bonuses (awarded at the post-fight press conference and not listed in the commission's report) each worth $65,000. Fight of the Night went to Leonard Garcia
and Chan Sung Jung
, Knockout of the Night went to Manny Gamburyan
and Submission of the Night went to Ben Henderson
The official attendance at the Arco Arena was 12,555 for a gross gate of $792,640.
Jose Aldo $20,000 + $20,000 (win bonus) = $40,000 def. Urijah Faber $28,000
Ben Henderson $13,000 + $13,000 (win bonus) = $26,000 def. Donald Cerrone $14,000
Manny Gamburyan $18,000 + $18,000 (win bonus) = $36,000 def. Mike Brown $21,000
Shane Roller $14,000 + $14,000 (win bonus) = $28,000 def. Anthony Njokuani $7,000
Scott Jorgensen $10,500 + $10,500 (win bonus) = $21,000 def. Antonio Banuelos $7,000
Spike TV Bouts:
Leonard Garcia $14,000 + $14,000 (win bonus) = $28,000 def. Chan Sung Jung $5,000
Anthony Pettis $4,000 + $4,000 (win bonus) = $8,000 def. Alex Karalexis $10,000
Brad Pickett $4,000 + $4,000 (win bonus) = $8,000 def. Demetrious Johnson $3,000
Chad Mendes $4,500 + 4,000 (win bonus) = $8,500 def. Anthony Morrison $4,000
Takeya Mizugaki $8,000 + $8,000 (win bonus) = $16,000 def. Rani Yahya $9,000
Tyler Toner $3,000 + $2,000 (win bonus) = $5,000 def. Brandon Visher $4,000
Disclaimer: Please note that the above salaries may not necessarily represent the final earnings of the fighters. There may also be pay-per-view revenue sharing as well as undisclosed post-fight bonuses.