UFC Fight Night 80 marks the first time that a women's non-title fight headlines an Ultimate Fighting Championship event. And following Wednesday's weigh-in in Las Vegas, the main event pitting Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant is now official.
The card was originally being built around VanZant fighting Joanne Calderwood, but when Calderwood dropped out due to injury, the UFC enlisted VanZant, who is actually a higher ranked opponent. VanZant enters the fight as the UFC's No. 5 strawweight and pegged as the future of the division, but Namajunas is likely to be her toughest test to date, as she already has championship bout experience and sits at No. 3 in the 115-pound rankings.
Lightweights Jim Miller and Michael Chiesa fill the co-main event slot on the card, but much of the remaining spotlight shines on Sage Northcutt, who fights Cody Pfister on the UFC Fight Night 80 main card.
UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs. VanZant Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Rose Namajunas (115.5) vs. Paige VanZant (115.5)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Michael Chiesa (156)
Sage Northcutt (155.5) vs. Cody Pfister (156)
Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Thiago Santos (185)
Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Means (170) vs. John Howard (170)
Omari Akhmedov (170) vs. Sergio Moraes (171)
Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Kevin Casey (185)
Aljamain Sterling (135.5) vs. Johnny Eduardo (135)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (170) vs. Andreas Stahl (171)
Danny Roberts (169.5) vs. Nathan Coy (170)
Zubaira Tukhugov (145) vs. Phillipe Nover (145)
Kailin Curran (115) vs. Emily Kagan (115)