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WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff
A poster or logo for WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date December 19, 2009
Venue The Pearl at The Palms
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 1,741
Total Gate $102,700
Event chronology
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson

WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on December 19, 2009 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] It marked the first time the WEC has held back-to-back events at the The Pearl at The Palms.


Official Fight Card


Main Card

Cerrone defeated Ratcliff via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:47 of Round 3.
Njokuani defeated Horodecki via TKO (strikes) at 3:33 of Round 1.
Benavidez defeated Yahya via TKO (strikes) at 1:35 of Round 1.
Jorgensen defeated Mizugaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).


Palaszewski defeated Pettis via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28).
Micklewright defeated Corbbrey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
George defeated Hosman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Visher defeated Buck via KO (punches) at 4:45 of Round 1. This bout, although preliminary, was aired on the live broadcast after Benavidez/Yahya.
Pickett defeated Dietz via submission (Peruvian necktie) at 4:36 of Round 2. This bout, although preliminary, was aired on the live broadcast after Njokuani/Horodecki.
Koch defeated Massouh via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Bonus Awards

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[2]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Donald Cerrone vs. United States Ed Ratcliff
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Anthony Njokuani
  • Submission of the Night: United Kingdom Brad Pickett

Fighters were awarded $5,000 bonuses.[2]

  • Second Fight of the Night: JapanTakeya Mizugaki vs. United States Scott Jorgensen

Reported payout

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.[3]

  • Donald Cerrone: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Ed Ratcliff: $9,000
  • Anthony Njokuani: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Chris Horodecki: $12,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $25,000 (includes $12,500 win bonus) def. Rani Yahya: $9,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $8,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $3,000
  • Zach Micklewright: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Muhsin Corbbrey: $4,000
  • Chad George: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. John Hosman: $3,000
  • Brandon Visher: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Courtney Buck: $3,000
  • Brad Pickett: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Dietz: $2,000
  • Erik Koch: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Jameel Massouh: $3,000

See also

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