UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant

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UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)
VenueThe Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$234,725[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale

UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant (also known as UFC Fight Night 80) was a mixed martial arts event held on December 10, 2015, at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]


The event was expected to be headlined by a women's strawweight bout between Paige VanZant and Joanne Calderwood.[3] However on October 28, Calderwood was forced to pull out of the event and was replaced by Rose Namajunas.[4]

The event was the first that the promotion has hosted at the venue and the first of three events in as many days in the Las Vegas Valley. It also marked the first North American card to air live exclusively on their subscription-based digital network, UFC Fight Pass.[2]

A welterweight bout between Sheldon Westcott and Edgar García, originally scheduled for this event was moved to UFC 195.[5]

Lyman Good was expected to face Omari Akhmedov at the event. However, Good was pulled from the bout in late October and was replaced by Sérgio Moraes.[6]

Michael Graves was expected to face Danny Roberts at the event. However, Graves pulled out of the bout on November 30 citing an injury and was replaced by Nathan Coy.[7]


Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Paige VanZant Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 2:25
Lightweight Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:57
Lightweight Sage Northcutt def. Cody Pfister Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:41
Middleweight Thiago Santos def. Elias Theodorou Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Tim Means def. John Howard KO (punch) 2 0:21
Welterweight Sérgio Moraes def. Omari Akhmedov TKO (punches) 3 2:18
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Kevin Casey No Contest (accidental eye poke) 1 0:11 [a]
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Johnny Eduardo Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:18
Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Andreas Ståhl TKO (punches) 1 4:25
Welterweight Danny Roberts def. Nathan Coy Technical Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:46
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov def. Phillipe Nover Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Kailin Curran def. Emily Kagan Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:13
  1. ^ An accidental eye poke rendered Casey unable to continue; as the fight had not reached the third round, it was declared a No Contest.


Bonus Awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
  • Performance of the Night: Rose Namajunas and Tim Means

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Rose Namajunas: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Paige VanZant: $40,000
  • Michael Chiesa: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $56,000
  • Sage Northcutt: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Cody Pfister: $12,000
  • Thiago Santos: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Elias Theodorou: $20,000
  • Tim Means: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. John Howard: $27,000
  • Sérgio Moraes: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Omari Akhmedov: $14,000
  • Kevin Casey: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior: $19,000 ^
  • Aljamain Sterling: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Johnny Eduardo: $14,000
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Andreas Ståhl: $10,000
  • Danny Roberts: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Nathan Coy: $10,000
  • Zubaira Tukhugov: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Phillipe Nover: $14,000
  • Kailin Curran: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Emily Kagan: $10,000

^ Both fighters earned show money (Casey awarded win Bonus); bout declared No Contest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2015-12-11). "UFC Fight Night 80 draws reported 1,643 attendance for $234,725 gate in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2015-09-04). "Three cards in three days in Las Vegas: UFC Fight Night 80 set for Dec. 10". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi" (2015-09-17). "VanZant vs. Calderwood on UFC Fight Pass". UFC.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  4. ^ Staff (2015-10-28). "Rose Namajunas replaces Joanne Calderwood, meets Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night 80". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  5. ^ Staff (2015-10-19). "Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia moves to UFC 195 in January". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  6. ^ MMAFighting Newswire (2015-10-28). "Lyman Good out, Sergio Moraes in against Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 80". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  7. ^ Staff (2015-11-30). "Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night Las Vegas". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-12-11). "UFC Fight Night 80 bonuses: Namajunas earns $50,000 for domination of VanZant". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-12-14). "UFC Fight Night 80 salaries: Northcutt ($80K), Chiesa ($60K), Namajunas ($54K)". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.