Urijah Faber, Erik Koch, Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier get $10,000 WEC 52 Bonuses

WEC CEO Reed Harris announced at the WEC 52 post-fight press conference that Urijah Faber, Erik Koch, Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier will get a 10,000-dollar bonuses for their performances at last night’s event.

Urijah Faber was awarded a Submission of the Night bonus for choking out Takeya Mizugaki late in the first round, as Erik Koch got a Knockout of the Night award for viciously finishing Francisco Rivera via a head kick followed by a series of punches. Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier got the prestigious Fight of the Night award for their entertaining bout, which was featured on main card of the event.

WEC will return next month with its last event before a merger with the UFC, featring a Lightweight collision between Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis. The winner of this fight will earn a title shot against the winner of UFC Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. WEC 53 is expected to take place on December 16, at Jobing.com Arena in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.


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    November 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    This site has turned into the “Urijah Faber” news.

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    November 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Joseph Benavidez Submit a 3rd degree Black Belt!
    and the choke was way more impressive than the RNC from Urijah

    Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier for Fight of the year!!!

    WEC 53 is going to be awesome! if Anthony Showtime Pettis wins!
    he will fight the UFC Champion! thats huge!!

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    Jamie Kennedy

    November 12, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I read that Urijah is gonna split his bonus money with Benavidez cuz they both got subs…. pretty cool of him if to do that… guess they’re good friends

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    November 13, 2010 at 4:23 am

    way better? It may have been slightly better but the way Urijah got his sub was better with his slick as greased lightning tecchniques. I am all for Joseph but man you hate Urijah even when he does an oustanding job. I have never in my life seen a boring or uncompetitive Faber.

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