WEC 42 bonuses and awards for 'Torres vs. Bowles' on Aug. 9


WEC 42: "Torres vs. Bowles" from "The Joint" at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get few extra dollars for their efforts.

$10,000 extra to be exact.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card. And it probably won't come as much of a shock whose wallets are leaving "Sin City" a little heavier.

If it isn't obvious enough already, Brian Bowles secured the "Knockout of the Night" when he became the first man to ever put previous 135-pound kingpin Miguel Torres down with strikes.

Danny Castillo's destruction of Ricardo Lamas certainly would have been worthy of the bonus; however, the new bantamweight champion shocked the world with a brutal finish.

In one of the most action-packed fights of the year in the WEC thus far, bantamweights Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez went back-and-forth for three full rounds in the co-featured fight of the evening.

It was an opportunity to be called the division's next number one contender. And while it was Cruz who gutted out decision win, both fighters' bank accounts were winners on the night, as the entertaining battle earned the, "Fight of the Night."

And finally, by process of elimination, Rani Yahya, took home "Submission of the Night" honors with his first round north-south choke finish over WEC newcomer John Hosman. It was the only submission finish on the night.

Here are the special fight bonuses for WEC 42:

Fight of the Night -- Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez
Knockout of the Night -- Brian Bowles
Submission of the Night -- Rani Yahya

Again, each fighter received $10,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.

For complete WEC 42 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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