As part of the UFC’s announcement of Jason Lambert vs. Wilson Gouveia three previously rumored bouts for the January 19th UFC 80 card have been officially announced.
- Alessio Sakara will look to bounce back from his UFC 75 knockout loss to Houston Alexander (and losses in 3 of his last 4 bouts) as he takes on 13-2 UFC newcomer James Lee who is undefeated in his last 11 fights.
- TKO Lightweight Champion Sam Stout will return to the octagon to take on 12-2-1 UFC newcomer and rising European mixed martial artist Per Eklund.
- UK natives will also be going head-to-head as 6-0 Paul Kelly makes his UFC debut against fellow countryman and UFC veteran Paul Taylor.
All three bouts will appear on the undercard of the event and are not guaranteed to be broadcast.