Sage Northcutt earns 2nd-highest disclosed payday in defeat at FOX UFC Fight Night

BY Damon Martin • January 14, 2017

Retiring MMA legend Urijah Faber and 20-year old Sage Northcutt led the disclosed salaries for FOX UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs. Waterson on Saturday night in Sacramento.

Urijah Faber closed out his career on a win and with the biggest payday at the event after earning a unanimous decision victory on the main card airing live on FOX.

Following a 13-year career with stints in both the UFC and WEC, Faber retired with a victory over Brad Pickett in one of his best performances while doing it all in front of his hometown crowd.

For the last fight of his career, Faber earned $320,000 — $160,000 to show and another $160,000 for his win over Pickett on Saturday night.

The second-highest disclosed salary on the entire card actually went to Sage Northcutt, who suffered a second-round submission loss to Mickey Gall on the card.

Northcutt earned $60,000 for his performance, which ultimately ended in his second loss in the UFC after falling to Bryan Barberena last year.

The salary figures are disclosed by the California State Athletic Commission.

Meanwhile, main event fighter Michelle Waterson earned just $30,000 for her win over Paige VanZant with $15,000 to show and another $15,000 for the victory. Waterson did also receive $50,000 for a 'Performance of the Night' bonus for her first-round submission victory over VanZant.

In defeat, VanZant earned $43,000 with her UFC record now standing at 4-2 overall.

Leslie Smith also ended up with one of the higher paydays on the card when adding in her $50,000 bonus for 'Fight of the Night' with UFC newcomer Irena Aldana. Smith earned $50,000 in disclosed pay for the fight and with the additional bonus she earned $100,000 total for her victory.

Here are the full salaries for FOX UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs. Waterson (Disclosed salaries confirmed by commission, post fight bonuses awarded by the UFC). 

Michelle Waterson: $80,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'.

Paige VanZant: $43,000

Mickey Gall: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)

Sage Northcutt: $60,000

Urijah Faber: $320,000 ($160,000 to show, $160,000 to win)

Brad Pickett: $40,000

Alan Jouban: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)

Mike Perry: $14,000

Paul Craig: $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night' bonus)

Henrique Da Silva: $14,000

Mizuto Hirota: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)

Cole Miller: $33,000

Colby Covington: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)

Bryan Barberena: $20,000

Alex Morono: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)

James Moontasri: $16,000

Josh Emmett: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)

Scott Holtzman: $17,000

Leslie Smith: $100,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win plus $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night' bonus)

Irene Aldana: $62,000 ($12,000 disclosed salary plus $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night' bonus)

Eddie Wineland: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)

Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000

Hector Sandoval: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)

Fredy Serrano: $12,000

Sultan Aliev: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)

Bojan Velickovic: $12,000


share story