UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" is set to go off Saturday, January 19 from the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, at 3 p.m. ET. In addition, the pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast will be available via tape delay at 10 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 80 results. WARNING: These are potential spoilers! (Note — This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest results!)
UFC 80 QUICK RESULTS:
BJ Penn defeats Joe Stevenson via Rear Naked Choke Round 2
Fabricio Werdum defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Marcus Davis defeats Jess Liaudin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Wilson Gouveia defeats Jason Lambert via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Jorge Rivera defeats Kendall Grove via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Antoni Hardonk defeats Colin Robinson via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Paul Kelly defeats Paul Taylor via Unanimous Decision
Alessio Sakara defeats James Lee via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Sam Stout defeats Per Eklund via Unanimous Decision
UFC 80 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
DrubySunshine will be the man to lead you through the action. Drubysunshine here for this mid afternoon MMA action in a card that should be entertaining even though its lacking star quality fights. However there is one star in BJ Penn who many could argue is the top pound for pound fighter in MMA when on top of his game, and he will face stiff competition in Joe "Daddy" Stevenson who has top level strength, ground and pound, and ju jitsu skills.
BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson for the vacant lightweight championship (155-pound limit)
Round one: Penn unloads with a HUGE right and uppercut combo!!! He drops Stevenson right away!! Penn now on top. Penn lands a elbow. Stevenson with half guard. Penn with another solid elbow. Stevenson with a nice right from the bottom. BJ has full mount now! Now over to side control. Penn cracks him with a huge right hand and now BJ is back on top. Penn back into side control. Stevenson with a great bushel of punches from the bottom. BJ with a big elbow and he slices Stevenson open with it!!! WOW! That is a nasty cut!!! Thats the round and Penn dominated that round and won 10-9 easy.
Round two: Joe Daddy cut is gushing out like a geyser it is horrible. Stevenson comes out quick now. Stevenson lands a nice right and a huge elbow!! Joe Daddy with a stiff jab. BJ lands a great hook. Stevenson answers with a jab. BJ with a solid left. Penn with a good left right combo. BJ with a good right hook. They stop the fight to check the cut but the doctor lets it go on. BJ with another solid right. Penn with a great uppercut and good right hand that sends Stevenson to the ground!! BJ has full mount now and hes raining punches down on Joe Daddy. BJ with an elbow. BJ has the back now and is looking for hooks. Now Stevenson rolls onto his back again and BJ still has full mount. HUGE left hook by BJ!!! BJ has the back now and has Stevensons arm trapped and locks in the rear naked choke deep!!! Thats it, its over BJ dominated the whole fight and put on a clinic for the victory.
Final result: BJ Penn defeats Joe Stevenson via Rear Naked Choke Round 2
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum (265-pound limit)
Round one: Werdum towers over Gonzaga which is amazing to me. Werdum with a straight right, but Gonzaga capitalizes and gets a take down. Gonzaga with side control. Werdum now works to half guard. Gonzaga back to his feet. Werdum had good defense. Powerful leg kick by Gonzaga. Another HUGE leg kick from Gonzaga. Gonzaga with another massive leg kick and it knocks Werdum off his feet!!! That was one of the best leg kicks ive ever seen. Werdum misses with a head kick. Gonzaga with two more stinging leg kicks and the 2nd of which knocks Werdum off his feet again. Gonzaga with a high kick but Werdum grabs his leg and gets the take down. Werdum now on top in Gonzagas half guard. Werdum with a sharp elbow that lands flush on the cheek bone. Werdum now lands a group of elbow which are doing some damage. Gonzaga trying to roll over into a knee bar.
Round two: Werdum with a front kick then lands a solid uppercut and left hook. Werdum shoots and Gonzaga sprawls out. Gonzaga with a leg kick Werdum lands a right and Gonzaga with a knee to the head. Gonzaga with two more leg kicks. Gonzaga with a body kick. Gonzaga with a leg kick and right hook. Werdum with a front kick but Gonzaga catches it and throws Werdum to the ground viciously. Ginzaga picks up Werdum and slams him. Gonzaga with another hard leg kick. Werdum with a great knee and then he lands another one! Werdum with two more knees from the clinch! Both fighters are flatfooted. The pace is slowing now. Gonzaga with a knee to the body. Now Werdum with two more knees to the head from the clinch. Werdum goes for the back and is looking for a rear naked choke. Werdum is raining down some serious punches from the top!! Hes peppering Gonzaga with right hands. Gonzaga is not doing anything to defend himself!! Thats it its over the ref steps in and stops it and Werdum scores a HUGE victory to help vault him into the top 5 heavyweights in the world.
Final result: Fabricio Werdum defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin (170-pound limit)
Round one: Both fighters looking for distance. Liaudin with a high kick. The Joker with a solid leg kick followed by another. Liaudin with another good leg kick and follows it up with another. Good body shot by Davis. Liaudin comes in for another kick and Davis unloads a HUGE left that catches Liaudin right below the ear on the back of his jaw and neck which puts The Joker to sleep. Another impressive win for Marcus Davis.
Final result: Marcus Davis defeats Jess Liaudin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia (205-pound limit)
Round one: Lambert storms out of his corner. Gouveia with a jab but hes backpedaling. Lambert with a take down, Gouveia locks in a guillotine but Lambert is out. Lembert in Gouveias full guard. Lambert postures up. Gouveia with great defense. Lambert unloads with two decent rights but not much power behind them. Lambert now lands some solid rights with some sting in them. Gouveia with a leg sweep and now hes back to his feet. Lambert with a knee to the body and uppercut and now he gets another take down. Gouveia with half guard. Gouveia locks in a triangle out of nowhere!! WOW! Lambert pops out and avoids damage, great defense. Gouveia with full guard now. The pace has slowed to a crawl now. Lambert with a swift elbow. Lambert is dripping some blood from his nose. Thats the bell, gotta give that round to Lambert 10-9 he dominated in every facet of the game.
Round two: Body kick by Lambert. Good right by Gouveia. Lambert has him on the retreat. HUGE left by Gouveia!!!! WOW!! Ohhhh MY GOD!!!! That was a brutal knockout!!!! WOW! Gouveia was being dominated the entire fight, but one huge left hook out of nowhere and he wins the fight in devastating fashion.
Final result: Wilson Gouveia defeats Jason Lambert via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera (185-pound limit)
Round one: Rivera with a leg kick then a quick take down. Grove trying to scramble. Rivera pounding on Grove with some stinging right hands from the top. Rivera now has his back and is raining down massive punches!!! Grove to his feet but hes wobbly. Rivera is doing serious damage and he drops Grove with a HUGE left!!!!!! Thats it!! Its over Rivera with a stunning victory over Kendall Grove.
Final result: Jorger Rivera defeats Kendall Grove via TKO (Strikes) Round 1