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UFC 80 is coming together nicely (past gay name)

Well, it’s official: UFC80 is happening in Newcastle England on January 19th. Headlining fights are BJ vs Joe for the bullshit interim lightweight title and Werdum vs Gonzaga, which should be pretty good unless both fighters hide in their respective corners afraid that a loss will send them packing from the UFC.

Other interesting bouts include Sam Stout vs some Swedish guy named Per, and Marcus Davis vs Jess Liaudin. These two bouts should be slugfests, and I’m glad to see the UK getting another UFC75-quality card rather than the shit they got in Ireland. Big question now of course is whether SpikeTV is gonna show this or not. Fingers crossed!

Here’s the card so far, and I’m very glad the UFC has gotten off it’s ass and started booking the 2008 shows up.

-B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (UFC LW Interim Title)
-Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
-Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera
-Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
-Marcus Davis vs. Jeff Liaudin
-Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson

**Update** According to the studious individuals at MMAJunkie, there will also be a battle of the Pauls in the form of “Paul Taylor (8-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Paul Kelly (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)”

  • Kris Karkoski

    Is Jeff Jess’ brother?

  • fightlinker

    Maaaaaaaybe ;-)

  • intenso

    I wish we could have a Gonzaga/Randy rematch.

  • jd

    I’d like to see Gonzaga vs Kongo.

  • Amy Robinson

    I wonder if Etim will end up fighting on the card, after the Stout rumors?

  • Ted Dibiase

    what about Paul Bearer?

    Grove vs Rivera? Jorge is still in MMA? are you serious?

  • Jonathan

    I thought Antonio Hardonk was dead or at the very least out of the UFC. And yeah, Per is a hell of a cool name.

  • Thomas aka ???

    UFC A-Holes!!!!1
    Bj Penn is my fav. fighter cus of Shean “pill popper” Sherk I was cheated of seeing BJ live in Jersy.

  • jazzn

    B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (UFC LW Interim Title)
    Should be a good one!
    -Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
    Should be a good one! on the other hand I thought Werdum vs Arlovski would be a good one…
    -Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera
    Fighting for survival.
    -Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
    -Marcus Davis vs. Jeff Liaudin

    Nice little card. I’d rather pay for it than see it on Spike with endless commercials.

  • Hywel Teague

    Etim will not fight until later in the year

  • Mr. Theplague