Sage Northcutt Highest Paid At UFC Fight Night 80

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 15th, 2015

UFC Sage Northcutt

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in last Thursday’s “UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas” event.

Despite appearing in just his second UFC fight, up-and-coming lightweight Sage Northcutt (pictured) was the show’s highest earner. The 19-year-old made $80,000, with half coming via win bonus, for beating Cody Pfister.

Michael Chiesa was the card’s second-highest paid with $60,000, $30K via win bonus. Rose Namajuans, who upset UFC golden girl Paige VanZant in the night’s featured contest, scored $54,000.

VanZant, meanwhile, made $40,000.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain sponsorship money paid by Reebok or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

UFC Fight Night 80 took place inside Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here are the disclosed salaries for the event:

Total disclosed payroll: $702,000.

Preliminary Card:

Kailin Curran: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeats Emily Kagan: $10,000

Zubaira Tukhugov: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeats Phillipe Nover: $14,000

Danny Roberts: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeats Nathan Coy: $10,000

Santiago Ponzinibbio: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Defeats Andreas Stahl: $10,000

Aljamain Sterling: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Defeats Johnny Eduardo: $14,000

Kevin Casey: $24,000
vs. Antonio Carlos Junior: $19,000

Sergio Moraes: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Defeats Omari Akhmedov: $14,000

Tim Means: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeats John Howard: $27,000

Main Card:

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Defeats Elias Theodorou: $20,000

Sage Northcutt: $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Defeats Cody Pfister: $12,000

Michael Chiesa: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Defeats Jim Miller: $56,000

Rose Namajunas: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Defeats Paige VanZant: $40,000

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