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UFC Fight Night 80, TUF Finale payouts return event-high salaries for Frankie Edgar and Sage Northcutt

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Fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the UFC Fight Night 80 and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale events last week (Dec. 10-11, 2015) from inside "Chelsea" at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

As you might expect, Frankie Edgar scored top dollar for his knockout win over Chad Mendes (watch it), because "The Answer" is a former champion and longtime employee. Sage Northcutt, on the other hand, is just two fights into his Octagon career and already earning more than veterans like Gabriel Gonzaga and Mike Chiesa.

Have a look:

TUF 22 Finale

Frankie Edgar: $360,000 ($180,000 to show, $180,000 to win)
def. Chad Mendes: $82,000

Ryan Hall: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Artem Lobov: $10,000

Tony Ferguson: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
def. Edson Barboza: $44,000

Evan Dunham: $68,000 ($34,000 to show, $34,000 to win)
def. Joe Lauzon: $54,000

Tatsuya Kawajiri: $52,000 ($31,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
def. Jason Knight: $12,000

Julian Erosa: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Marcin Wrzosek: $10,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $76,000 ($38,000 to show, $38,000 to win)
def. Konstantin Erokhin: $10,000

Ryan LaFlare: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
def. Mike Pierce: $34,000

Geane Herrera: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Joby Sanchez: $10,000

Chris Gruetzemacher: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Abner Lloveras: $10,000

The total disclosed payroll for TUF 22 Finale was $1,048,000.

UFC Fight Night 80

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

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

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

Thiago Santos: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
def. Elias Theodorou: $20,000

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

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

Kevin Casey: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
vs. Antonio Carlos Junior: $19,000

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

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

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

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

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

The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 80 was $702,000.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Namajunas vs. VanZant" and "Edgar vs. Mendes" click here and here.

For complete UFC Fight Night 80 and TUF 22 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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