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WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez

Venue: The Pearl at The Palms
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: 2010/08/18 0:00
In addition to the salaries below, Anthony Pettis earned the “Submission of the Night” bonus, while Maciej Jewtuszko earned “Knockout of the Night” and Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett each won the “Fight of the Night” bonus. Each bonus was for $10,000.

MAIN CARD

WEC Bantamweight Championship
Dominick Cruz ($22,000, includes $11,000 win bonus) defeated Joseph Benavidez ($17,500) via split decision (scores of 48-47,47-48,49-46).

Anthony Pettis ($12,000, $6,000 win bonus) defeated Shane Roller ($16,000) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:51 of Round 3.

Chad Mendes ($11,000, $5,500 win bonus) defeated Cub Swanson ($11,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27,29-28,29-29).

Scott Jorgensen ($25,000, $12,500 win bonus) defeated Brad Pickett ($5,000) via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board).

Bart Palaszewski ($16,000, $8,000 win bonus) defeated Zach Micklewright ($3,000) via TKO (strikes) at 0:31 of Round 2.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Maciej Jewtuszko ($6,000, $3,000 win bonus) defeated Anthony Njokuani ($7,000) via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of Round 1.

Javier Vazquez $16,000, $8,000 win bonus) defeated Mackens Semerzier ($4,000) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:35 of Round 2.

Ricardo Lamas ($14,000, $7,000 win bonus) defeated Dave Jansen ($4,000) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Fredson Paixao ($6,000, $3,000 win bonus) defeated Bryan Caraway ($4,000) via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Danny Castillo ($19,000, $9,500 win bonus) defeated Dustin Poirier ($3,000) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).