UFC 80 – Rapid Fire

  • UFC 80 – Rapid Fire

    UFC 80 - Rapid Fire

    UFC 80

    part 1

    part 2


    UFC 80: Rapid Fire was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on January 19, 2008 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, United Kingdom.[1]

    The main event was originally scheduled as an interim lightweight championship fight; however, then-lightweight champion Sean Sherk was stripped of his title after the California State Athletic Commission upheld his suspension for testing positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. With the lightweight championship vacated, the Penn vs. Stevenson bout was altered to be for the undisputed lightweight championship.[2]


    Main card (PPV)
    Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
    LightweightB.J. Penndef.Joe StevensonSubmission (rear-naked choke)24:02[a]
    HeavyweightFabrício Werdumdef.Gabriel GonzagaTKO (punches)24:34
    WelterweightMarcus Davisdef.Jess LiaudinKO (punch)11:04
    Light HeavyweightWilson Gouveiadef.Jason LambertKO (punch)20:37
    MiddleweightJorge Riveradef.Kendall GroveTKO (punches)11:20
    Preliminary card
    LightweightSam Stoutdef.Per EklundDecision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–27, 30–27)35:00
    Light HeavyweightAlessio Sakaradef.James LeeTKO (punches)11:30[b]
    WelterweightPaul Kellydef.Paul TaylorDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)35:00[c]
    HeavyweightAntoni Hardonkdef.Colin RobinsonTKO (punch)10:17[d]
    1.  For the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.
    2.  This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Hardonk vs. Robinson fight.
    3.  This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Davis vs. Liaudin fight.
    4.  This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Stevenson fight.

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