Miguel Torres was the top earner at “WEC 42: Torres vs Bowles” with a salary of $26,000. Total payout for the event that took place on August 9 from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada was $235,000. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive directory Keith Kizer confirmed the numbers to MMAJunkie.com.
These numbers do not include the $40,000 in fighter bonuses that were issued at the end of the night. Brian Bowles, Dominic Cruz, Joseph Benavidez and Rani Yahya each earned an extra $10,000 in bonuses.
Full payouts below:
Brian Bowles: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $26,000
Dominick Cruz: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Joseph Benavidez: $12,500
Danny Castillo: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Ricardo Lamas: $4,000
Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
Leonard Garcia: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jameel Massouh: $3,000
Cole Province: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Fredson Paixao: $2,000
Shane Roller: $21,200 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Hicks: $6,800
Ed Ratcliff: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Phil Cardella: $3,000
Rani Yahya: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. John Hosman: $3,000
Diego Nunes: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dias: $4,000
L.C. Davis: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Javier Vazquez: $6,000
Roller was contracted to earn $10,000 in show money, while Hicks was scheduled to make $8,000. When Hicks was unable to make the contracted weight of 156 pounds at Saturday’s weigh-ins, the two parties agreed to a catchweight bout of 159 pounds, and Roller was awarded 15 percent (or $1,200) of his opponent’s show money.
The figures do not necessarily include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses, and taxes. Additionally the figures do not include money paid by sponsors or any bonuses issued which can be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income.