Promising lightheavyweights, Jason Lambert and Wilson Gouveia are set to meet at UFC 80 confirms UFC.com.
This bout was originally set for UFC 76 back in September, but a severe nose breakage suffered by Gouveia in training meant the matchup had to be scrapped.
The two fighters are coming off impressive performances of late with Lambert having knocked out Renato Sobral at UFC 68 while the Brazillian Gouveia is coming of three straight UFC wins after dropping his debut to Keith Jardine at the Ultimate Fighter 3 finale.
In the same report, UFC.com also confirms a few other fights for UFC 80: Rapid Fire which is headlined by a battle for the Interim Lightweight title featuring B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson. These matchups along with other rumoured bouts for the card are stated below:
- B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (for Interim Lightweight Championship)
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia
- Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera*
- Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin*
- Paul Taylor vs. Paul Kelly
- Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
- Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
- Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson*
* indicates bouts not confirmed by UFC.com
With the rumoured and confirmed bouts, it appears that UFC 80 is now a full card. Shapes up to be a pretty decent looking one too.
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