On Thursday, Dec. 10, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs. VanZant from the The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former strawweight title challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 20 finalist Rose Namajunas clashed with the surging Paige VanZant. The 23-year-old Namajunas rebounded from her title defeat to Carla Esparza by demolishing her TUF castmate Angela Hill via first-round submission at UFC 192. The win moved Namajunas to 3-2, with all three wins coming by way of tapout. Meanwhile, Team Alpha Male’s VanZant had picked up three straight wins inside the Octagon since coming over from Invicta FC at the same time as the TUF 20 cast. She most recently submitted Australia’s Alex Chambers at UFC 191 in September to move her record to 6-1.
The 12-fight event kicked off Thursday with eight preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:45 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card took place at 10 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Rose Namajunas def. Paige VanZant by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 5, 2:25
Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:57
Sage Northcutt def. Cody Pfister by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 0:41
Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tim Means def. John Howard by knockout (punch). Round 2, 0:21
Sergio Moraes def. Omari Akhmedov by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:18
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Kevin Casey ruled a no-contest (eye poke). Round 1, 0:11
Aljamain Sterling def. Johnny Eduardo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 4:18
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Andreas Stahl by TKO (punch). Round 1, 4:25
Danny Roberts def. Nathan Coy by technical submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:46
Zubaira Tukhugov def. Phillipe Nover by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Kailin Curran def. Emily Kagan by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:13
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