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LAS VEGAS -- Urijah "The California Kid" Faber collected a basic purse of US $56,000 for stopping Takeya Mizugaki at WEC 52, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
That included a $28,000 win bonus. Faber picked up another $10,000 from the WEC for submission of the night after choking out the Japanese bantamweight in the first round Thursday night. Mizugaki made $10,000.
Commission numbers do not tell the whole financial story since fight organizations do not detail all bonuses.
RELATEDFaber, 31, will have to get his left shoulder cleared by a doctor or else face a six-month medical suspension.
In the co-main event, Chad (Money) Mendes made $17,000 for winning a decision over Javier Vazquez ($11,000). Vazquez was suspending six months pending doctor's clearance for his nose and facial bones.
Bantamweight Joseph Benavidez earned $35,000 for submitting Wagnney Fabiano ($19,000).
Montreal featherweight Yves Jabouin picked up $5,000 for his decision over Brandon Visher ($4,000). Jabouin has to have his left thumb cleared by a doctor or else face a six-month medical ban.
A $10,000 fight of the night bonus went to featherweight Cub Swanson, upping the winner's total to $31,000 and Mackens Semerzier to $14,000.
Featherweight Erik Koch collected $10,000 for knockout of the night for his head kick to Francisco Rivera ($4,000). Koch earned $18,000 in total.