WEC 36 Weigh-in Results

Urijah Faber (144.5) vs. Mike Brown (145)^
Paulo Filho (189)* vs. Chael Sonnen (184.5)
Leonard Garcia (144.5) vs. Jens Pulver (144)
Nissen Osterneck (184.5) vs. Jake Rosholt (185.5)
Donald Cerrone (156) vs. Rob McCullough (155.5)
Carmello Marrero (206) Steve Steinbeiss (202)
Yoshiro Maeda (135) vs. Rani Yayha (137)+
David Avellan (185) vs. Aaron Simpson (184.5)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Jonathan Brookins (146)
Rafael Dias (155) vs. Danny Castillo (156)

^ Missed weight on first attempt but subsequently made it.
* Missed weight on first attempt (192) and second attempt (189), was changed to a non-title fight.
+ Missed weight but opponent agreed to fight anyway.

WEC 36 Salaries

Mike Brown: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
def. Urijah Faber: $14,000

Chael Sonnen: $48,250 ($19,000 win bonus)
def. Paulo Filho: $30,750*

Leonard Garcia: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Jens Pulver: $33,000

Jake Rosholt: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus)
def. Nissen Osterneck: $4,000

Donald Cerrone: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
def. Rob McCullough: $18,000

Aaron Simpson: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. David Avellan: $3,000

Jose Aldo: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. Jonathan Brookings: $3,000

Carmelo Marrero: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. Steve Steinbess: $6,000

Danny Castillo: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dias: $3,000

Rani Yayha: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Yoshiro Maeda: $6,000

* Filho was forced to surrender 25% of his show money to Sonnen after failing to make weight for the fight. Filho originally weighed in at 192 pounds and could only drop an additional three pounds. The five round fight was then changed to a three round non-title fight.

Note: The salaries reflect the gross amount paid to fighters before taxes, insurance, and licenses, and do not reflect potential additional income that fighters commonly derive through sponsorships or unreported “locker room” bonuses.

WEC 36 Bonuses

  • Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone $7,500, Rob McCullough $7,500
  • Knockout of the Night: Mike Brown $7,500
  • Submission of the Night: Rani Yahya $7,500

Note: Leonard Garcia also received a separate $7,500 bonus from the WEC for his performance against Jens Pulver.

WEC 36 Medical Suspensions

  • Mike Brown suspended indefinitely and will need a doctor’s clearance before being re-licensed due to torn rib cartilage.
  • Urijah Faber suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss.
  • Jens Pulver suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss.
  • Nissen Osterneck suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss.
  • Jonathan Brookins suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss.
  • Rafael Dias suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss.
  • David Avellan suspended for 60 days for precautionary reasons due to KO loss.

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