WEC 47: "Bowles vs. Cruz" from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $10,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card. And it may not surprise you which combatants are leaving the “Buckeye State” with a little extra green.
In addition to their base salaries, the WEC awarded preliminary card competitors Leonard Garcia and George Roop "Fight of the Night" for their three rounds of thrilling non-stop action that ended in a draw.
Another award-winning fight that came from the undercard was Anthony Pettis vs. Danny Castillo. "Showtime" made "Last Call" in the first round, stopping Castillo via stunning head kick and capturing "Knockout of the Night."
The event's final bonus came from Joseph Benavidez, who busted open former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres before strangling him into "Submission of the Night" with a second round guillotine choke.
Here are the special fight bonuses for WEC 47:
Fight of the Night — Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop
Knockout of the Night — Anthony Pettis
Submission of the Night — Joseph Benavidez
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.