UFC FN 80: Rose Namajunas Outclasses a Very Game Paige VanZant
By FCF Staff
Paige VanZant showcased a ton of heart and toughness in her UFC Fight Night 80 bout versus Rose Namajunas, but the latter dominated the strawweight en route to a submission win.
In the card’s headliner, Namajunas outscored VanZant with strikes and repeatedly took the latter to the floor, where she forced VanZant to defend many submission attempts. Finally, in round five, Namajunas tapped out a bloodied and very game VanZant with a rear-naked-choke.
In the card’s co-headliner, Michael Chiesa stunned Jim Miller with punches as he went for a leglock in round two, and secured a fight ending rear-naked-choke not long after.
Here are the weigh-in results for UFC FN 80, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rose Namajunas def. Paige VanZant via submission (rear-naked-choke) R5, 2:25
Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:57
Sage Northcutt def. Cody Pfister via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 0:41
Thiago Santos def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tim Means def. John Howard via KO (punch) R2, 0:21
Sergio Moraes def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (punches) R3, 2:18
Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior declared a no contest (Casey can’t continue due to eye poke) R1, 0:11
Aljamain Sterling def. Johnny Eduardo via submission (guillotine choke) R2: 4:18
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Andreas Stahl via KO (punch) R1, 4:25
Danny Roberts def. Nathan Coy via technical submission (triangle-choke) R1, 2:46
Zubaira Tukhugov def. Phillipe Nover via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Kailin Curran def. Emily Kagan via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:13