Another stellar bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 80 as Aljamain Sterling is set to take on Johnny Eduardo. Sterling announced the bout on the MMA Hour on Monday.
UFC Fight Night 80 will be held on December 10, 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is expected to be headlined by a women’s strawweight bout between Paige VanZant and Joanne Calderwood. The event will be the first that the promotion has hosted at the venue and will be the first of three events in as many days in the Las Vegas Valley.
Sterling (11-0 MMA) has looked unstoppable on his UFC run to date. A unanimous decision win over Cody Gibson in his UFC debut was followed up by a TKO win over Hugo Viana in New Jersey at UFC Fight Night 45. In his most recent performance, Sterling submitted MMA veteran Takeya Mizugaki via arm-triangle choke in April earlier this year.
Eduardo (27-9 MMA) is coming off the biggest win of his career, knocking out former title challenger Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 40, earning a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus in the process.
With this fight addition UFC Fight Night 80 now looks like this.
Paige VanZant vs. Joanne Calderwood
Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
Elias Theodorou vs. Thiago Santos
Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Kevin Casey
Omari Akhmedov vs. Lyman Good
Tim Means vs. John Howard
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Ståhl
Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Phillipe Nover
Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan
Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia