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UFC Fight Night 80 Bonuses: Rose Namajunas banks $50,000 for performance

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UFC Fight Night 80 competitors Jim Miller, Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas and Tim Means will each take home a hefty, $50,000 paycheck Thursday evening.

Miller and Chiesa earned Fight of the Night honors for their back-and-forth, two-round scrap. While Miller took Chiesa's back in the fight's first frame, Chiesa turned the tables in Round 2, capitalizing on a failed kneebar attempt from Miller and locking in the fight-ending rear-naked choke.

This marks Miller's fourth Fight of the Night bonus in his 21-fight UFC career and his seventh post-fight bonus overall. Chiesa, meanwhile, earns his second Fight of the Night bonus and his fourth post-fight bonus overall in eight career bouts inside the UFC Octagon.

And while much of the talk following the event surrounded Paige VanZant's heart and resolve, the Team Alpha Male product was noticeably absent from the post-fight bonuses announcement.

Instead, Namajunas and Means each took home $50,000 for their dominant performances and highlight-reel finishes.

Namajunas put VanZant away after a prolonged, near-25-minute beating via rear-naked choke to earn her first UFC post-fight bonus, while Means knocked John Howard out cold with a crisp left hook in the opening seconds of Round 2 to take home his second such award.