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WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber

Venue: ARCO Arena
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: 2010/04/24 0:00
In addition to the salaries below, $65,000 bonuses were awarded for Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night, the largest bonuses in the organization’s history. Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung earned $65,000 each for Fight of the Night honors, Benson Henderson took home Submission of the Night and Manny Gamburyan earned Knockout of the Night.

MAIN CARD

WEC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) ($40,000 includes $20,000 win bonus) defeated Urijah Faber ($28,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 49-45,49-45,50-45) to retain the WEC featherweight championship.

WEC Lightweight Championship
Ben Henderson (c) ($91,000, includes $13,000 win bonus and $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus) defeated Donald Cerrone ($14,000) via submission (guillotine) at 1:57 of Round 1.

Manvel Gamburyan ($101,000, includes $18,000 win bonus and $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) defeated Mike Brown ($21,000) via KO (strikes) at 2:22 of Round 1.

Shane Roller ($28,000, includes $14,000 win bonus) defeated Anthony Njokuani ($7,000) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:07 of Round 1.

Scott Jorgensen ($21,000, includes $10,500 win bonus) defeated Antonio Banuelos ($7,000) via unanimous decision (all scores of 29-28).

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

Anthony Pettis ($8,000, includes $4,000 win bonus) defeated Alex Karalexis ($10,000) via submission (triangle choke) at 1:35 of Round 2.

Leonard Garcia ($93,000 includes $14,000 win bonus and $65,000 bonus for Fight of the Night bonus) defeated Chan Sung Jung ($70,000, includes $65,000 bonus for Fight of the Night bonus) via split decision (scores of 29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

PRELIMINARY CARD

Chad Mendes ($8,500, includes $4,000 win bonus) defeated Anthony Morrison ($4,000) via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:13 of Round 1.

Brad Pickett ($8,000, includes $4,000 win bonus) defeated Demetrious Johnson ($3,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Takeya Mizugaki ($16,000, includes $8,000 win bonus) defeated Rani Yahya ($9,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 29-28, 30-27, 29-28).

Tyler Toner ($5,000, includes $2,000 win bonus) defeated Brandon Visher ($4,000) via TKO (elbows) at 2:36 of Round 1.