WEC 50

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WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2
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The poster for WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date August 18, 2010
Venue The Pearl at The Palms
City United States Paradise, Nevada, United States
Attendance 1,861[1]
Total gate $275,340[1]
Event chronology
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2 WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan

WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on August 18, 2010 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.[2]


This event marked WEC's first visit to Las Vegas since WEC 45 in December 2009 and was also shown on the Versus channel.

Urijah Faber was expected to make his bantamweight debut against Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki.[3] However, Faber was forced off the card with an injury. As a result, Mizugaki was also pulled from the event.[4] The Faber/Mizugaki bout was simply pushed back, to WEC 52.[5][6] Faber won the rescheduled matchup by first round submission.

Stephan Bonnar served as color commentator for the event along with Todd Harris.[7]

The event drew an average of 316,000 viewers on Versus.[8]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (c) def Joseph Benavidez Decision (split) (47–48, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Anthony Pettis def Shane Roller Submission (triangle choke) 3 4:51
Featherweight Chad Mendes def Cub Swanson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Scott Jorgensen def Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Bart Palaszewski def Zach Micklewright KO (punches) 2 0:31
Preliminary card
Lightweight Maciej Jewtuszko def Anthony Njokuani TKO (punches) 1 1:35
Featherweight Javier Vazquez def Mackens Semerzier Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:35
Lightweight Ricardo Lamas def Dave Jansen Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Fredson Paixão def Bryan Caraway Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Danny Castillo def Dustin Poirier Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Scott Jorgensen vs. Brad Pickett
  • Knockout of the Night: Maciej Jewtuszko
  • Submission of the Night: Anthony Pettis

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC and also do not include the WEC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Dominick Cruz: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Joseph Benavidez: $17,500
  • Anthony Pettis: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Shane Roller: $16,000
  • Chad Mendes: $11,000 ($5,500 win bonus) def. Cub Swanson: $11,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus) def. Brad Pickett: $5,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Zach Micklewright: $3,000
  • Javier Vazquez: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Mackens Semerzier: $4,000
  • Maciej Jewtuszko: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Njokuani: $7,000
  • Ricardo Lamas: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Dave Jansen: $4,000
  • Fredson Paixão: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Bryan Caraway: $4,000
  • Danny Castillo: $19,000 ($9,500 win bonus) def. Dustin Poirier: $3,000

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