UFC Fight Night Las Vegas Salaries: Sage Northcutt Pockets $80K in 2nd UFC Bout

By Sherdog.com Staff Dec 14, 2015

Sage Northcutt is only two fights into his UFC career, and already the unbeaten lightweight prospect is outearning Octagon veterans.

Northcutt took home a disclosed paycheck of $80,000 for his undercard win at UFC Fight Night “Namajunas vs. VanZant” on Dec. 10, according to payout figures released Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission. The 19-year-old Texan secured his victory via second-round guillotine choke against heavy underdog Cody Pfister, who earned $12,000 in defeat.

The show’s second-highest earner was co-main event winner Michael Chiesa, who doubled his base salary of $30,000 by tapping Jim Miller with a second-round rear-naked choke. Women’s strawweight up-and-comer Rose Namajunas earned $54,000 for her career-best performance against Paige VanZant ($40,000) in the evening’s headliner.

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC Fight Night ‘Namajunas vs. VanZant’ Salaries:

Rose Namajunas: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Paige VanZant: $40,000

Michael Chiesa: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $56,000

Sage Northcutt: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Cody Pfister: $12,000

Thiago Santos: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Elias Theodorou: $20,000

Tim Means: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
John Howard: $27,000

Sergio Moraes: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Omari Akhmedov: $14,000

Kevin Casey: $12,000
Antonio Carlos Jr.: $19,000

Aljamain Sterling: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Johnny Eduardo: $14,000

Santiago Ponzinibbio: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Andreas Stahl: $10,000

Danny Roberts: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Nathan Coy: $10,000

Zubaira Tukhugov: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Phillipe Nover: $14,000

Kailin Curran: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Emily Kagan: $10,000


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