A lightweight bout between rising star Sage Northcutt and Cody Pfister has been added to UFC Fight Night 80 in Las Vegas. The UFC announced the bout on twitter.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) October 19, 2015
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 marks the first North American card to air live exclusively on their subscription-based digital network, UFC Fight Pass.
Northcutt (6-0 MMA) recently made his UFC debut after being spotted by UFC President Dana White on a new reality show which airs on UFC Fight Pass. Making his debut against Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in Houston, Northcutt surpased all expectations, finishing Trevino via TKO in just 57 seconds.
Pfister (12-4 MMA) rebounded from a UFC debut loss to James Moontasri with a card opening win at UFC 189 over Yosdenis Cedeno via unanimous decision.
With this fight announcement, 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
Aljamain Sterling vs. Johnny Eduardo
Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister