UFC 80 BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (for UFC lightweight title)

On January 19, 2008, at the Metro Arena in Newcastle, England, “The Prodigy” finally gets his chance for redemption when he challenges Joe “Daddy” Stevenson for the Interim World Lightweight Championship at UFC 80 “RAPID FIRE”. Hawaiian super

star BJ Penn has waited six years for another shot at the lightweight title that eluded him in 2002.

Also featured on this UFC 80 fight card, will feature a heavyweight showdown between top contenders Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga and Fabricio Werdum.

UFC 80 “Rapid Fire” Fight Odds

BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson are two of the top lightweights in the world. BJ Penn is the former world welterweight champion and Stevenson is unbeaten in the UFC as a lightweight. Both of these guys are known for their ground games and their will to win, so not only will it be a great fight, but the winner will become the interim world lightweight champion.

BJ Penn

UFC 80: “Rapid Fire” on January 19 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England

UFC 80 will kick-off the New Year at the 11,000-seat Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England, on January 19, 2008.

BJ Penn will face submissions expert Stevenson in what is set to be the main event for the show in Newcastle. Las Vegas native Joe Stevenson is 32-7-0 and squares up against Hawaiian Penn (11-4-1) for the interim title.

In the second feature fight of the night Gabriel Gonzaga, fresh off his loss to Randy Couture will take n Fabrico Werdum.

Also confirmed for UFC 80 is a welterweight battle between Irish-American Marcus Davis and Anglo-Frenchman Jess Liaudin.

Former pro boxer Davis is on an incredible 10 fight winning streak and is coming off two hugely impressive wins in Belfast and London. Likewise, the London-based Liaudin, a 19 fight MMA veteran, is in the form of his life and has won both his previous UFC fights in the very first round.


BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (for UFC lightweight title)

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum

Jess Liaudin vs. Marcus Davis

Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason Lambert

Jorge Rivera vs. Kendall Grove


Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson

Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor

James Lee vs. Alessio Sakara

Per Eklund vs. Sam Stout

UFC 80 Results

Winner: Penn by submission

BJ Penn def. Joe Stevenson via submission – Round 2, 4:02

Fabricio Werdum def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO – Round 2, 4:34

Marcus Davis def. Jess Liaudin via KO – Round 1, 1:04

Wilson Gouveia def. Jason Lambert via KO – Round 2, 0:37

Jorge Rivera def. Kendall Grove via TKO – Round 1, 1:20

Antoni Hardonk def. Colin Robinson via TKO – Round 1, 0:17

Paul Kelly def. Paul Taylor via unanimous decision

Alessio Sakara def. James Lee via TKO – Round 1, 1:30

Sam Stout def. Per Eklund via unanimous decision

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