Namajunas outstruck VanZant when the bout was standing, but where “Thug” really outpaced “12 Gauge”, was on the ground. Namajunas took VanZant to the mat on numerous occasions, and when she did, she punished the latter with punches and elbows.
A bloodied VanZant showed tremendous heart by working her way out from numerous submission attempts, but finally in round five, Namajunas ended the bout with a rear-naked-choke.
Here are the results for UFC FN 80. The card was hosted by the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Rose Namajunas def. Paige VanZant via submission (rear-naked-choke) R5, 2:25
Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:57
Sage Northcutt def. Cody Pfister via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 0:41
Thiago Santos def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Tim Means def. John Howard via KO (punch) R2, 0:21
Sergio Moraes def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (punches) R3, 2:18
Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior declared a no contest (Casey couldn’t continue due to an accidental eye poke) R1, 0:11
Aljamain Sterling def. Johnny Eduardo via submission (guillotine choke) R2: 4:18
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Andreas Stahl via KO (punch) R1, 4:25
Danny Roberts def. Nathan Coy via technical submission (triangle-choke) R1, 2:46
Zubaira Tukhugov def. Phillipe Nover via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Kailin Curran def. Emily Kagan via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:13