WEC 29 Fighter Payouts

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Updated: August 7, 2007

Here are the WEC 29 fighter payouts according to MMAWeekly:

Title Match & Main Event Fighters

  1. Paulo Filho: $50,000 (1st fight in WEC after 8 fights in Pride; includes $15,000 win bonus; defeated Joe Doerksen)
  2. Joe Doerksen: $30,000 (1st fight in WEC after 4 fights in UFC; win bonus would have been $5,000; lost to Paulo Filho)
  3. Carlos Condit: $26,000 (3rd fight in WEC; includes $13,000 win bonus; defeated Brock Larson)
  4. Brock Larson: $12,000 (3rd fight in WEC after 2 fights in UFC; win bonus would have been $12,000; lost to Carlos Condit)

Main Card Fighters

  1. Jamie Varner: $14,000 (1st fight in WEC after 2 fights in UFC; includes $7,000 win bonus; defeated Sherron Leggett)
  2. Jeff Curran: $10,000 (2nd fight in WEC after 1 fight in Pride; includes $2,000 win bonus; defeated Stephen Ledbetter)
  3. Stephen Ledbetter: $5,000 (1st fight in WEC; win bonus would have been $5,000; lost to Jeff Curran)
  4. Sherron Leggett: $4,000 (2nd fight in WEC; win bonus would have been $4,000; lost to Jamie Varner)

Preliminary Match Fighters

  1. Antonio Banuelos: $8,000 (9th fight in WEC; includes $4,000 win bonus; defeated Justin Robbins)
  2. Eric Schambari: $8,000 (2nd fight in WEC; includes $4,000 win bonus; defeated Logan Clark)
  3. Hiromitsu Miura: $6,000 (2nd fight in WEC; includes $3,000 win bonus; defeated Fernando Gonzalez)
  4. Steven Cantwell: $6,000 (2nd fight in WEC; includes $3,000 win bonus; defeated Justin McElfresh)
  5. Logan Clark: $6,000 (2nd fight in WEC after 1 fight in UFC; win bonus would have been $6,000; lost to Eric Schambari)
  6. Tiki Ghosn: $5,000 (4th fight in WEC after 4 fights in UFC; win bonus would have been $5,000; lost to Blas Avena)
  7. Blas Avena: $4,500 (2nd fight in WEC; includes $2,000 win bonus; defeated Tiki Ghosn)
  8. Justin McElfresh: $3,000 (2nd fight in WEC; win bonus would have been $3,000; lost to Steven Cantwell)
  9. Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000 (4th fight in WEC; win bonus would have been $3,000; lost to Hiromitsu Miura)
  10. Justin Robbins: $2,000 (1st fight in WEC; win bonus would have been $2,000; lost to Antonio Banuelos)

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $199,500

3 Comments

  1. Realwun

    August 7, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Not too bad….

  2. Morey

    August 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    i think it sucks still. unless most of these guys are fighing every month how do they make due? they probably are having to wait tables with shiners under their eyes.

  3. Hoodlum

    August 8, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Amen Morey. Those purses suck. The higher purses may sound nice but even those peeps need to fight every couple months to live like a champ. After taxes and what not….50k ain't a whole lot for a main event. I think WEC can do better.

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