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UFC 80 Quick Results

What: UFC 80: “Rapid Fire”
When: 1/19/08
Where: Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England


  • Sam Stout def. Per Eklund – Unanimous Decision
  • Alessio Sakara def. James Lee – TKO (Strikes) @ 1:30 of Rd. 1
  • Paul Kelly def. Paul Taylor – Unanimous Decision
  • Antoni Hardonk def. Colin Robinson – TKO (Strikes (JAB)) @ 0:17 of Rd. 1


  • Jorge Rivera def. Kendall Grove – TKO (Strikes) @ 1:20 of Rd. 1
  • Wilson Gouveia def. Jason Lambert – KO (Punch) @ 0:37 of Rd. 2
  • Marcus Davis def. Jess Liaudin – KO (Punch) @ 1:04 of Rd. 1
  • Fabricio Werdum def. Gabriel Gonzaga – TKO (Strikes) @ 4:34 of Rd. 2
  • BJ Penn def. Joe Stevenson – Submission (Rear Naked Choke) @ 4:02 of Rd. 2

Because of all of the early finishes, viewers were able to enjoy 8 of 9 bouts televised. Sam Stout’s decision victory over Per Eklund was the only fight that got left off.

Stay close for TONS of UFC 80 News!

  • Al says:

    Whose bright idea was it to put UFC80 on the same day that Newcastle United are playing an evening home match? That’s 50000 odd potential ticket purchasers sidelined as I would have thought the crossover between the demographics of football and MMA is quite large (and certainly in a city like Newcastle).

  • Paul Balsom says:

    Not to mention Roy Jones Jr vs Felix Trinidad here in the states

  • Big Papa E says:

    I am so glad about the Rivera whipping Kendall.

  • Evan says:

    Al…thats what I was asking about The Manchester card and a potential 76k seats!

  • Evan says:

    Are you a NU supporter AL? What do you think of the big change? I give him two years. Recycling never works for managers!

  • egad81 says:

    WTF is up with posting the results before the PPV??
    I am not even going to order it now.
    Might have to inform the UFC of this travesty.

    This PPV is not going to make nearly as good money

  • Rashad #1 says:


  • Paul Balsom says:

    apparently egad didn’t get the memo that the PPV started 4 hours ago.

  • Paul Balsom says:

    There you go champ… it’s almost like I saved you $50.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Egad, go ahead and inform the UFC. We’re an MMA news site. When you came to what did you expect to find? No results for a major PPV that already aired live? Shame on you for going to MMA sites and not expecting to see results for a PPV that already aired.

  • Evan says:

    “WTF is up with posting the results before the PPV??
    I am not even going to order it now.
    Might have to inform the UFC of this travesty.

    This PPV is not going to make nearly as good money”


    UFC 80 will play LIVE at noon pacific, 3pm eastern on pay-per-view nationwide.
    UFC 80 will be re-played at 7pm pacific, 10pm eastern on pay-per-view nationwide.”

  • jaydog says:

    Ignore the egad-dufus. Talk about the fights, please.

    How impressive was BJ Penn? Rivera learned some new tricks, eh?
    Did GG’s lackluster performance diminish the significance of Randy’s victory over him?
    Who’s next for Marcus Davis. With hands like that, he deserves a chance to KO a contender, no?

  • Donk says:

    Well the UFC hyped Gonzaga and not Werdum and now Werdum comes out the victor. So now we have Werdum ranked higher in the division than Gonzaga with no hype surrounding him, another missed opportunity by the UFC. Why can’t they build up fights and fighters properly, they gotta fire some guys and get in a better team to control this side of business. The UFC has a cracking heavyweight division and instead of excitement surrounding the fights and the fighters, the excitement is found in only the fights themselves. Come on UFC why can’t you build excitement behind your fights and fighters?

  • orlando says:

    wow man i just finish seeing the fights and man b.j. penn is the man……it was a decent card all around.

  • Paul Balsom says:

    Maybe should report themselves alongside Five Oz for posting results after the LIVE event. Obviously they have no problems with posting news as it happens… where are you egad???

  • jaydog says:

    There’s no cognitive skills assessment test that to become a fight fan. Give Egad a break. On second thought, maybe this was the critical thinking test, and Egad flunked. Maybe he’ll have better luck with San Jose only promotions.

  • jaydog says:

    yeah, I don’t proofread my comments.

  • Paul Balsom says:

    man, after rewatching the penn bout, that was crazy domination.

  • jaydog says:

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about. It almost seemed as if BJ could have ended it at any time. Did Joe even try for a take down? That’s gonna be Sherk’s only weapon (plus laynpray) and we didn’t get to see how BJ handles muscle-bound wrestling moves.

    Need to see BJ vs.:
    -Sherk/Edgar/Griffin/Ishida (same dif)

    Then, and only then, is he allowed to go back up to 170.

  • orlando says:

    Hopefully BJ stays there enough to rip through the light weight division. I really am not a bj nuthugger cause mans theres lots out there. I always respected him ,and always thought his first fight with pulver is one of the greatest,but i just never really cared too much for him. Yes, bj is amazing,and i think that if he was that focused,and conditioned at 170 he would be champion. Gosh! i sound like one of the nuthuggers, but yeah he is good. One of the best of our time.

  • Paul Balsom says:

    Jaydog, I agree about most of the wrestlers accept for Sherk. He’s different. The girth of his body alone will present different problems than the other solid wrestlers. The size of his neck makes it hard for submissions, and it seems like Sherk has more raw strength, whereas BJ has crazy technique. It will be an awesome clash of styles when they fight.

  • Gong says:

    Is anyone particularly bothered at how gassed Penn looked at the end of the fight?

  • Rich says:

    my ufc fantasy card on . . . was completely off.
    usually i predict these cards pretty well.
    but on the last two events i’ve done HORRIBLY!!
    i’ll get the next one.

  • Paul Balsom says:

    Gong, i don’t really agree. It’s a bit of a blood rush to choke somebody out, but by no means did I interpret BJ Penn’s actions as that of a gassed out fighter after the fight.

  • Rich says:

    i’m glad werdum won. . . i’ve never liked gonzaga . . . and chute box academy is where it’s at. . . i could see him rising to the top fast now. .
    i honestly didn’t think that stevenson would get sub’d. i really did think that he was too smart for that. and that he wouldn’t get caught in something.
    i’m pretty sad about that one. . .

  • screwface says:

    i think bj penn looked so gassed because once the fight is over, the adrenaline rush is over too. when u let your guard down and release the rush its like a ton of bricks hitting you at once. i could be wrong, but bj was dam impressive, and joe has nothing to be ashamed about, hes still young and can go a long way with more training. bj is a freak of nature and didnt get the name prodigy for nothing. cant wait to see him put it on sherk and i just hope sherk gives up the juice instead of just trying to hide it better for next one. he still doesnt deserve the chance to face penn next imo, if he isnt going to be banned or thrown in jail for lying about it, then he should have to start all over and prove himself again. after all he wasnt stripped for nothing either. just my unhumble opinion :)

    a surprisingly good ufc, on paper it really didnt look that exciting to me, but love to be proved wrong when it comes to these type of fight cards.

  • Did anyone else notice than Penn laid down after the victory and had to be helped off the ground? Then he was leaning on Herb Dean and Joe Rogan in the Octagon and looked wobbly walking back down the aisle.

    Did he dominate Joe? Yes.

    Did he have abs for the first time ever? Yes.

    Could he have lasted 5 rounds? Not a chance.

  • Gong says:

    Paul – That’s true. I’ve seen a number of guys choke out/dominate other guys in really exciting ways but I just felt like his behaviour was a bit off after the fight (assuming he didn’t gas).

    I’m just concerned. I’ll be rooting for him against Sherk, but we all know that he HAS to be in the best condition possible for that one.

  • Evan says:

    Just watched am Stout def. Per Eklund….another good fight. Sam Stout has a great future in the UFC.

    Per Eklund….see ya in Cage Rage…


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