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WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff

Venue: The Pearl at The Palms
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: 2009/12/19 0:00

The WEC awarded $10,000 each to Ed Ratcliff and Donald Cerrone (Fight of the Night), $5,000 each to Scott Jorgensen and Takeya Mizugaki (Co-Fight of the Night), Anthony Njokuani (KO of the Night) and Brad Pickett (Submission of the Night).

Preliminary Card

Erik Koch ($4,000 include $2,000 win bonus)  defeated Jameel Massouh ($3,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Brad Pickett ($16,000 includes $3,000 win bonus and $10,000 Submission Bonus) defeated  Kyle Dietz ($2,000) via submission (Peruvian necktie) at 4:36 of Round 2.

Brandon Visher ($6,000 includes $3,000 win bonus) defeated  Courtney Buck ($3,000) via TKO (punches) at 4:45 of Round 1.

Chad George ($2,000 win bonus) defeated John Hosman ($3,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Zach Micklewright ($4,000 includes $2,000 win bonus) defeated  Muhsin Corbbrey ($4,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Bart Palaszewski ($10,000 includes $5,000 win bonus) defeated  Anthony Pettis ($3,000) via split decision (scores of 30-27, 27-30, 29-28).

Main Card

Scott Jorgensen ($19,000 includes $7,000 win bonus, $5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus) defeated  Takeya Mizugaki ($13,000 includes $5,000 Co-Fight of the Night bonus) via unanimous decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Joseph Benavidez ($25,000 includes $12,500 win bonus) defeated  Rani Yahya ($9,000) via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of Round 1.

Anthony Njokuani ($18,000 includes $4,000 win bonus, $10,000 Knockout bonus) defeated  Chris Horodecki ($12,000) via TKO (strikes) at 3:33 of Round 1.

Donald Cerrone ($34,000 includes $12,000 win bonus, $10,000 Fight of the Night bonus) defeated  Ed Ratcliff ($19,000 includes $10,000 Fight of the Night bonus) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:47 of Round 3.