MMA Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 80 features VanZant vs Namajunas
Up-and-coming 21-year-old UFC strawweight Paige VanZant (6-1-0) will now collide with #3-ranked Rose Namajunas (4-2-0), who is replacing the injured Joanne Calderwood in the main event of UFC Fight Night 80 in Las Vegas.
The streaking #6-ranked VanZant is coming off a recent submission win over Alex Chambers.
Welcome back to The Crossfire.
It should prove interesting to see who can impose their skills.
Several other bouts were added to the card.
In the co-main event, TUF 15 winner Michael Chiesa (12-2-0) returns to face veteran Jim Miller (25-6-0, 1NC).
TUF Nations finalist Sheldon Westcott (9-3-1) takes on Edgar Garcia (14-4-0).
British prospect Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts (11-1-0) fights TUF 21’s Michael Graves (5-0-0) in a Blackzillians vs American Top Team storyline.
Santiago Ponzinibbio (21-3-0) battles Andreas Stahl (9-1-0).
John “Doomsday” Howard (23-11-0) takes on Tim “Dirty Bird” Means (24-7-1).
Lyman Good (19-3-0, 1NC) and Omari Akhmedov (15-2-0) square off.
TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight winner Antonio Carlos Junior (6-1-0) fights TUF 17 alum Kevin Casey (10-3-0).
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (11-3-0) takes on Canadian and TUF Nations winner Elias Theodorou (11-0-0).
In featherweight action, Zubaira Tukhugov (17-3-0) fights TUF finalist Philippe Nover (12-5-1).