UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas Full Results

UFC Fight Night 80 came from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collided in a five-round main event.[…]


UFC Fight Night 80 came from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collided in a five-round main event.

UFC Fight Night 80

It was to be a very dominant Rose Nanajunas who came away with the well-deserved win in the fifth round after several submission attempts throughout the fight.  It was however the first time we got to see Paige VanZant bloodied up but whom also showed why she should be in there in the first place.  VanZant to her credit survived many submission attempts from a dominant Namajunas through the five rounds until she was caught in rear naked choke and finally had to tap.

The co-main event saw Michael Chiesa take the win over Jim Miller in a lightweight bout, while lightweight newcomer Sage Northcutt dispatched Cody Pfister via a guillotine early on in the second round. 

UK’s Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ showed why he belongs in the UFC after his 2 min 26 second first round win over Nathan Coy.

Here are the full results:

Main Card 

Rose Namajunas Def  Paige VanZant Via RNC 2 mins 25 seconds Round Five

Michael Chiesa Def  Jim Miller Via RNC 2 mins 57 seconds Round Two

Sage Northcutt Def   Cody Pfister  Via Guilliotine 0.41 seconds  Round Two

Thiago Santos Def  Elias Theodorou Via  Unanimous Decision 29-28,29-27,29-27

Preliminary 

Tim Means Def  John Howard Via KO 0.21 seconds Round Two

Sergio Moraes  Def Omari Akhmedov  Via  TKO (punches) 2 mins 18 seconds Round Three

Antonio Carlos Junior   VS. Kevin Casey declared  No Contest (injury) 0.11 seconds Round One

Aljamain Sterling  Def Johnny Eduardo Via Guillotine 4 mins 18 seconds Round Two

Santiago Ponzinibbio  Def   Andreas Stahl Via TKO (punches) 4 mins 25 seconds Round One

Danny Roberts  Def Nathan Coy Via Technical Sub (Triangle Choke) 2 mins 46 seconds Round One

Zubaira Tukhugov  Def Phillipe Nover Via Split Decision 28-29, 30-27, 30-27

Kailin Curran Def   Emily Kagan  Via RNC 4 mins 13 seconds Round Two

Bonuses

FOTN

Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller

POTN

Rose Namajunas

Tim Means

UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs VanZant weigh-in results: Namajunas 115.5 lbs, VanZant 115.5 lbs

UFC Fight Night 80 comes from The Cosmopolitian in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collide in a five-round main event.[…]


UFC Fight Night 80 comes from The Cosmopolitian in Las Vegas, where strawweight Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas collide in a five-round main event.

UFC Fight Night 80

The co-main event sees Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller in a lightweight bout, while the main card is in the form of lightweight newcomer Sage Northcutt taking on Cody Pfister.

Also making their welterweight debut is UK’s Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ Roberts who faces American Nathan Coy, which is a late replacement for the injured Michael Graves.

Before we can get to any of the fights in hand, we must make sure they are of course all on weight.

Full event only available on UFC Fight Pass.

Here are the full weigh-in results:

Main Card 

Rose Namajunas (115.5 lbs)   Paige VanZant (115.5 lbs)

Michael Chiesa (156 lbs)   Jim Miller (155.5 lbs)

Sage Northcutt (155.5 lbs)    Cody Pfister  (156 lbs)

Thiago Santos (185 lbs)  Elias Theodorou (185 lbs)

Preliminary 

John Howard (170 lbs)    Tim Means (170 lbs)

Omari Akhmedov (170 lbs)  Sergio Moraes (171 lbs)

Antonio Carlos Junior (185 lbs)   Kevin Casey (185 lbs)

Johnny Eduardo (135 lbs)   Aljamain Sterling (135.5 lbs)

Santiago Ponzinibbio (170 lbs)   Andreas Stahl (171 lbs)

Nathan Coy (170 lbs)   Danny Roberts (169.5 lbs)

Phillipe Nover  (145 lbs)   Zubaira Tukhugov (145 lbs)

Kailin Curran (115 lbs)    Emily Kagan (115 lbs)

INVICTA FC SIGNS HISTORIC CONTENT DEAL WITH UFC FIGHT PASS


Invicta FC the all female WMMA promotion has signed a deal with UFC Fight Pass to stream all of their content on the UFC Fight Pass digital streaming service.

The official press release from The UFC was released last night and as follows:

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Invicta Fighting Championships are excited to announce that UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is now the exclusive digital broadcaster of the world’s leading all-female MMA organization.

UFC FIGHT PASS chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik said: “This is a historic multi-year, multi-event deal. When we launched UFC FIGHT PASS last Christmas, we said that we would never rest in bringing the best value to our subscribers. The addition of live and archived Invicta programming is going to be of enormous interest to our existing subscribers and bring in new subscribers, too.”

He added: “UFC FIGHT PASS already has subscribers in over 155 countries, which is a huge platform the Invicta athletes. Invicta fighters are now sharing the same stage as elite UFC fighters like Alexander Gustafson, Conor McGregor, Cung Le and Michael Bisping. For any UFC fans that haven’t seen these women compete before – I guarantee they will be blown away when they see what Invicta is all about.”

Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp said: “This is a great day for my company. Since the start of Invicta, I’ve been committed to providing the biggest and best possible platform for women athletes and, with this distribution deal with UFC FIGHT PASS, Invicta will reach the most passionate MMA fans, wherever they are in the world.”

In addition to every upcoming Invicta event screening live, the entire Invicta archive will be made available anytime, anywhere, on UFC FIGHT PASS.

That means subscribers will be able to check out fights featuring talents like atomweight world champion Michelle Waterson and flyweight title-holder Barb Honchak, as well as Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, former Strikeforce champ Marloes Coenen and early-career fights of UFC stars like Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano and Liz Carmouche.

The Invicta FC library joins the libraries of PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, WEC, WFA, EliteXC, Affliction Entertainment and the UFC on UFCFIGHTPASS.com.

Invicta will be announcing the first event to be screened on UFCFIGHTPASS.com shortly.

Knapp said: “We are targeting a late-summer event, headlined by a world title fight. This is an historic event for myself, the company and my athletes, and every one of them is going to want to be on this first card.”

With the addition of Invicta being added to UFC Fight Pass, viewers can also get familiar with eight of the TUF 20 competitors who the UFC had acquired the contracts from Invicta specifically for TUF 20 to reign a champion at its new Stawweight Division. It was originally eleven but three of those due to UFC rulings gave them a straight pass into the UFC where they will compete but not under TUF bouts.
The original eight females from Invicta are:
Carla Esparza (9-2) – Former Invicta Strawweight Champion
Alex Chambers (4-1)
Felice Herrig (9-5)
Bec Rawlings (was Hyatt) (5-3)
Emily Kagan (3-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-1)
Tecia Torres (4-0)
Joanne Calderwood (8-0)
The rest of the TUF 20 cast members will be announced soon with only 8 slots available, having already held the castings back on April 28th.
For now though you can log onto http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass and see what UFC Fight Pass is all about if you do not already subscribe.  What better time to start your 7 day free trial than now.