This is one of those rare instances when a pre-fight injury actually improved a main event.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few hours away from its UFC Fight Night 80 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes tonight (Thurs., Dec. 10, 2015) on UFC Fight Pass from inside Chelsea at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Top-ranked strawweight Paige VanZant, who was originally expected to face off against Joanne Calderwood, will now throw hands against her most dangerous opponent to date in the form of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 finalist Rose Namajunas.
VanZant (6-1) has looked unstoppable since making her Octagon debut in late 2014, racking up three straight wins with two finishes. Namajunas (3-2), meanwhile, shook off last December’s submission loss to Carla Esparza by choking out Angela Hill at UFC 192.
Close fight … who ya’ got?
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 80 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. ET, before the Fight Pass main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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