Next month’s UFC Fight Night event, to be headlined by a women’s strawweight bout between Paige VanZant vs. Rose Namajunas, had its full lineup announced today.
The event will be held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on December 10, and is the first North American UFC card to be broadcast on the promotion’s subscription service, UFC Fight Pass.
The main event, of course, marks the first headline bout for rising star VanZant. She will face TUF 20 standout Namajunas, who was announced earlier in the week as replacement for VanZant’s original opponent, Joanne Calderwood. Calderwood was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury.
The event (also known as UFC Fight Night 80) will feature a lightweight co-main event featuring two of the division’s top grapplers: Jim Miller and Michael Chiesa.
Brazil’s Thiago Santos, a fixture in the promotion’s middleweight division since 2012, will face the undefeated Elias Theodorou. Last year, the Canadian Theodorou won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.
Another of the UFC’s rising young stars will appear in the bout which will open the show’s main card: Sage Northcutt. Northcutt will face Cody Pfister in a lightweight contest.
Here is the UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant lineup:
Women’s Strawweights: Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant
Lightweights: Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
Middleweights: Elias Theodorou vs. Thiago Santos
Lightweights: Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweights: Tim Means vs. John Howard
Welterweights: Omari Akhmedov vs. Sérgio Moraes
Middleweights: Antonio Carlos Júnior vs. Kevin Casey
Bantamweights: Aljamain Sterling vs. Johnny Eduardo
Welterweights: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl
Welterweights: Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts
Featherweights: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Phillipe Nover
Women’s Strawweights: Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan