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UFC 80: Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia

Promising lightheavyweights, Jason Lambert and Wilson Gouveia are set to meet at UFC 80 confirms UFC.com.

This bout was originally set for UFC 76 back in September, but a severe nose breakage suffered by Gouveia in training meant the matchup had to be scrapped.

The two fighters are coming off impressive performances of late with Lambert having knocked out Renato Sobral at UFC 68 while the Brazillian Gouveia is coming of three straight UFC wins after dropping his debut to Keith Jardine at the Ultimate Fighter 3 finale.

In the same report, UFC.com also confirms a few other fights for UFC 80: Rapid Fire which is headlined by a battle for the Interim Lightweight title featuring B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson. These matchups along with other rumoured bouts for the card are stated below:

  • B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (for Interim Lightweight Championship)
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia
  • Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera*
  • Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin*
  • Paul Taylor vs. Paul Kelly
  • Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
  • Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
  • Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson*

* indicates bouts not confirmed by UFC.com

With the rumoured and confirmed bouts, it appears that UFC 80 is now a full card. Shapes up to be a pretty decent looking one too.

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3 COMMENTS
  • Jeremy says:

    Pretty solid overall card. I wonder though if Marcus Davis will ever fight someone of a higher caliber? He always seems to get matched up with average-to-below-average fighters. He should really be fighting a tougher guy by now, perhaps even someone in the top rung of the UFC welterweight division. I mean let him fight Diego Sanchez, or a Koscheck. Heck even a Burkman or Swick would be better.

    Also it looks like Tatame magazine is reporting a new fight for UFC 79 of newly signed LHW Luis Arthur “Banha” Cane against James Irvin.

  • Sam Cupitt says:

    I put Marcus Davis on the level of Jorge Gurgel, he could win all of his fights and still not get a title shot. He’s there to have competitive fights and be an ambassador for Europe. Besides, Liaudin is a quality fighter, he arm barred that Dennis Siver guy at UFC 70 and knocked a roided up Torres out at UFC 75. So he’s pretty well rounded.

    It should be a pretty good fight.

  • I would put Marcus Davis above Gurgel. He is is acting basically as an ambassador in Europe because of his nickname, Irish Hand Grenade. I still think they should find a way to get this on Spike or CBS, especially after UFC 78.

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