The official fighter purses for the competitors of WEC 46: "Varner vs. Henderson" this past Sunday night (Jan. 10) from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Unsurprisingly, Urijah Faber topped the list by a large margin, bringing in $52,000 for his efforts against fellow featherweight contender Raphael Assuncao. Faber also raked in a $10,000 bonus for "Submission of the Night," following his rear naked choke finish in the evening's co-main event.
Former featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown claimed the second spot on the money list, leaving Sac-town with a cool $38,000. Waggney Fabiano, meanwhile, raked in a cool $30,000 for his WEC bantamweight debut.
Main event competitors Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson also broke into the double digits, earning $18,000 and $22,000, respectively.
Here is the complete list of WEC 46 payouts.
Benson Henderson – $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Jamie Varner – $18,000
Henderson defeated Varner via submission (guillotine choke) in round 3
Urijah Faber – $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 to win)
Raphael Assuncao – $13,000
Faber defeated Assuncao via submission (rear naked choke) in round 3
Kamal Shalorus – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Dave Jansen – $4,000
Shalorus defeated Jansen via unanimous decision
Mike Thomas Brown – $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Anthony Morrison – $4,000
Brown defeated Morrison via submission (rear naked choke) in round 1
Deividas Taurosevicius – $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Mackens Semerzier – $4,000
Taurosevicius defeated Semerzier via unanimous decision
Charlie Valencia – $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Akitoshi Tamura – $8,000
Valencia defeated Tamura via split decision
Wagnney Fabiano – $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Clint Godfrey – $3,000
Fabiano defeated Godfrey via unanimous decision
Mark Hominick – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Bryan Caraway – $4,000
Hominick defeated Caraway via submission (armlock) in round 1
Eddie Wineland – $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
George Roop – $3,000
Wineland defeated Roop via unanimous decision
Coty Wheeler – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Will Campuzano – $3,000
Campuzano defeated Wheeler via unanimous decision
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the WEC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for WEC 46 go here.
The total base fighter payroll for the Versus TV event was $272,000.