WEC 36: "Faber vs. Brown" from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on November 5 has come to a close.
The highly anticipated event, which was put on pause when Hurricane Ike threatened the South Florida region back around September 10, was a success at the gate, drawing more than 5,225 fans and raking in $563,578 at the turnstiles.
Several fighters on the card also made out like bandits with their respective performances.
In particular, the new WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown, who knocked off the promotion’s posterboy, Urijah Faber, with a crushing first round technical knockout in the main event of the evening. The American Top Team (ATT) powerhouse earned "Knockout of the Night" for dethroning the "California Kid," according to MMAWeekly.com.
Unfortunately, those at home did not get to see the other matches that earned special honors. Donald Cerrone and Rob McCullough went to war for three rounds in the "Fight of the Night" and Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Rani Yahya score "Submission of the Night" … both matches were on the under card.
Regardless, it was a solid night of action that produced several exciting fights that did air on Versus. And the fighters honored below more than deserved a little extra cold hard cash for their outstanding performances.
Here are the special fight bonuses for WEC 36:
Fight of the Night -- Donald Cerrone and Rob McCullough
Knockout of the Night -- Mike Brown
Submission of the Night -- Rani Yahya
Each fighter received $7,500 for their efforts in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as they become available.
For complete WEC 36 results and fight-by-fight coverage of the main card action click here.