Urijah Faber’s first-round submission of Takeya Mizugaki capped off last night’s WEC 52 card in Las Vegas and the former featherweight champ topped the event’s bonuses, salaries, and medical suspensions.
Faber earned $56,000 for the main event win and pocketed an extra $10,000 bonus for the event’s “Submission of the Night,” but faces a six-month suspension for a possible shoulder injury, though he’ll likely be cleared early.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries and medical suspensions on Friday (via MMAjunkie).
$10,000 ‘fight night’ bonuses also went to Erik Koch for the “Knockout of the Night,” while Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
Also receiving six-month suspensions were Javiez Vazquez (facial bones), Javier Vazquez (right foot), Clint Godfrey (left elbow), and Yves Jabouin (left thumb), though all call be cleared early, while minimum suspensions went to Mizugaki (45 days), Vazquez (45 days), Francisco Rivera (45 days), Edward Faaloloto (30 days), and Zack Micklewright (45 days).
The official WEC 52 salaries were:
- Urijah Faber: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $10,000
- Chad Mendes: $17,000 ($8,500 win bonus) def. Javier Vazquez: $11,000
- Erik Koch: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Francisco Rivera: $4,000
- Joseph Benavidez: $35,000 ($17,500 win bonus) def. Wagnney Fabiano: $19,000
- Demetrious Johnson: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Damacio Page: $9,000
- Raphael Assuncao: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. L.C. Davis: $11,000
- Anthony Njokuani: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Edward Faaloloto: $3,500
- Dustin Poirier: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Zack Micklewright: $3,000
- Michael McDonald: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Clint Godfrey: $3,000
- Cub Swanson: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Mackens Semerzier: $4,000
- Yves Jabouin: $5,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Visher: $4,000