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.
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:
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
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
Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller