Jorgensen, Cruz Top WEC 50 Fighter Payroll

Dominick Cruz’s title defense against Joseph Benavidez at WEC 50 earned the bantamweight champion a slot in the upper tier of earners from Wednesday’s event.

The bantamweight champion walked away with $22,000, with $11,000 of that coming from a win bonus. However, he was not the top earner from the August 18 card.

Coming in the top spot, the now top bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen earned a close unanimous decision against Brad Pickett on the evening’s main card. His efforts earned him $25,000, making Jorgensen the top earner based on salary alone.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed the $221,000 fight payroll today. The complete list can be found below.

Dominick Cruz: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)
Joseph Benavidez ($17,500)

Anthony Pettis: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Shane Roller: $16,000

Chad Mendes: $11,000 ($5,500 to show, $5,500 win bonus)
Cub Swanson: $11,000

Scott Jorgensen: $25,000 ($12,500 to show, $12,500 win bonus)
Brad Pickett: $5,000

Bart Palaszewski: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Zach Micklewright: $3,000

Javier Vazquez: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Mackens Semerzier: $4,000

Maciej Jewtuszko: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
Anthony Njokuani: $7,000

Ricardo Lamas: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)
Dave Jansen: $4,000

Fredson Paixao: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
Bryan Caraway: $4,000

Danny Castillo: $19,000 ($9,500 to show, $9,500 win bonus)
Dustin Poirier: $3,000

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