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WEC 44 Fighter Salaries: Gamburyan and Aldo Top Payroll

Manny GamburyanMain card winners Manny Gamburyan and Jose Aldo topped the $236,500 payroll for Wednesday’s WEC 44 event, which took place at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas and aired live on Versus.

Gamburyan earned $36,000 for his decision win over fellow featherweight contender Leonard Garcia in the WEC 44 co-main event, while Aldo scored $26,000 (and the featherweight title) for his second-round knockout of champ Mike Brown in the event’s headliner.

The official salaries for WEC 44 were:

  • Jose Aldo ($26,000 – includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Mike Brown ($15,000)
  • Manny Gamburyan ($36,000 – $18,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia ($14,000)
  • Karen Darabedyan ($6,000 – $3,000 win bonus) def. Rob McCullough ($20,000)
  • Shane Roller ($24,000 – $12,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo ($9,500)
  • Kamal Shalorus ($6,000 – $3,000 win bonus) def. Will Kerr ($2,000)
  • L.C Davis ($14,000 – $7,000 win bonus) def. Diego Nunes ($5,000)
  • Cub Swanson ($18,000 – $9,000 win bonus) def. John Franchi ($4,000)
  • Antonio Banuelos ($12,000 – $6000 win bonus) def. Kenji Osawa ($6,000)
  • Ricardo Lamas ($8,000 – $4,000 win bonus) def. James Krause ($2,000)
  • Frank Gomez ($6,000 – $3,000 win bonus) def. Seth Dikun ($3,000)

Remember, the salaries listed above are simply those reported by the WEC to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and do not represent a fighter’s actual earnings.

In addition to their salaries above, Aldo, Roller, Swanson, and Franchi each earned a $10,000 “fight night” bonus for their performances at the event.

For more WEC 44 coverage check out MMAFrenzy.com’s WEC 44 section.

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