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WEC 43 fighter bonuses and awards for 'Cerrone vs Henderson'

WEC 43: "Cerrone vs. Henderson" from The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, 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.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 20 fighters on the card. And it may not come as a shock whose wallets are leaving "Sin City" a little heavier.

While the going rate for excellence at a WEC show is a cool 10k, headliners Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone managed to double that for their electrifying back-and-forth war that earned them "Fight of the Night" and a "Smooth" $20,000 apiece.

The victorious Henderson managed to survive multiple submission attempts from a crafty "Cowboy," however former featherweight chosen-one Wagnney Fabiano was not so lucky, thanks to some quick thinking by Mackens Semerzier.

"Mack Da Menace" garnered "Submission of the Night" for his slick triangle choke over the Brazilian along with an additional $10,000 — hopefully enough to afford a new nickname.

Not a bad debut for the WEC freshman.

Last but not least was the technical knockout of former Elite XC fighter Muhsin Corbbrey that earned Anthony Njokuani "Knockout of the Night" in his third WEC fight of the year.

Here are the special fight bonuses for WEC 43:

Fight of the Night — Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone
Submission of the Night — Mackens Semerzier
Knockout of the Night — Anthony Njokuani

Again, Semerzier and Njokuani received $10,000 extra for their performances (Henderson and Cerrone received $20,000) in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.

For complete WEC 43 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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