Saturday, January 19, 2008
UFC 80 Results
UFC 80 was a better ppv than many expected. With the tempature at 5 degrees Saturday night, it was an easy decision to get it. The main card was basically all early stoppages and most were pretty good contests. No fight of the year canidates, but solid.
B.J. Penn def. Joe Stevenson via sub (rear-naked choke) — R2. 4:02
*BJ dominated the fight from start to finish. A nasty elbow opened up a gash on Stevenson's hairline and the blood flowed until the perfect rear naked choke that BJ sunk in near the end of the second. Probably a fight where one could say elbows should be banned from the UFC.
Fabricio Werdum def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) — R2, 4:34
*Gonzaga won the first round with devastating low kicks. He was probably winning the second round too, until he missed with a high kick. Werdum capitalized and punched Gonzaga into submission.
Marcus Davis def. Jess Liaudin via KO (punch) — R1, 1:04
*Didn't take long, basically a left hook put Liaudin to the canvas. Davis needs to fight someone elite next.
Wilson Gouveia def. Jason Lambert via KO (punch) — R2, 0:37
*Lambert dominated the first round with a takedown and punches. In the second, he looked to continue his ways, but in a flurry was hit right on the button and sent to the floor hard.
Jorge Rivera def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) — R1, 1:20
*Kendall's fighting career is trouble right now with back to back losses. He was manhandled by Rivera who had just been crushed by Terry Martin.
Antoni Hardonk def. Colin Robinson via TKO (strikes) — R1, 0:17
Paul Kelly def. Paul Taylor via unanimous decision
Alessio Sakara def. James Lee via TKO (punches) — R1, 1:30
Sam Stout def. Per Eklund via unanimous decision