– WEC 37 FIGHTER AWARDS NET $7,500 BONUSES

by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com








Brian Bowles – currently ranked as the No.
3 bantamweight fighter in the world
– defeated No. 8 ranked Will
Ribeiro at WEC 37 on Wednesday night. Not only did the undefeated fighter state
his case to be next in line for Miguel Torres’ WEC bantamweight championship,
but he took home WEC 37 "Submission of the Night" honors. The
distinction is accompanied with a bonus check for $7,500.

 

MMAWeekly.com learned of the WEC 37 awards and bonuses on
Wednesday night from WEC officials.

 

Joining Bowles was Bart Palaszewski. The former
International Fight League (IFL) athlete made his WEC debut by earning WEC 37
"Knockout of the Night." He scored a second round TKO of Ultimate
Fighter alumnus Alex Karalexis, solidifying himself as a contender in the
lightweight division.

 

WEC 37 "Fight of the Night" honors were awarded to
returning featherweight Cub Swanson and Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Takaya. The
two battled for the duration of their three-round bout before Swanson was
awarded the unanimous decision, a solid return for the four-time WEC
competitor.

 

WEC 37 AWARDS AND BONUSES

(All awards include a $7,500 bonus for each fighter.)

 

WEC 37 Submission of the Night

– Brian Bowles

 

WEC 37 Knockout of the Night

– Bart Palaszewski

 

WEC 37 Fight of the Night

– Cub Swanson and Hiroyuki Takaya