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UFC 80: Rapid Fire
A poster or logo for UFC 80: Rapid Fire.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 19, 2008
Venue Metro Radio Arena
City England Newcastle, England
Attendance 8,412
Total Gate $1,250,000
Buyrate 225,000
Event chronology
UFC 79: Nemesis UFC 80: Rapid Fire UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman

UFC 80: Rapid Fire was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on January 19, 2008 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.[1]



The main event was originally scheduled as an interim lightweight championship fight; however, then-lightweight champion Sean Sherk was stripped of his title after the California State Athletic Commission upheld his suspension for testing positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. With the lightweight championship vacated, the Penn-Stevenson bout was altered to be for the undisputed championship.[2]



Preliminary card

Kelly wins via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27.
Hardonk wins via TKO (strikes) at 0:17 of round one.
Sakara wins via TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of round one.
Stout wins via unanimous decision. This was the only match not to air on the Pay Per View.

Main card

Davis wins via KO (punch) at 1:04 of round one.
Rivera wins via TKO (strikes) at 1:20 of round one.
Gouveia wins via KO (punch) at 0:37 of round two.
Werdum wins via TKO (strikes) at 4:34 of round two.
Penn wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:02 of round two to become the new UFC Lightweight Champion.

Bonus awards

At the end of this event, $35,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[3]


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