On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the UFC will begin three-straight nights of fighting with UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. Vanzant (also known as UFC Fight Night 80), live from Las Vegas.

The event is headlined by two top-ten female strawweight fighters in the form of The Ultimate Fighter finalist and former title challenger No. 3 Rose Namajunas (3-2) and rising star No. 7 Paige VanZant (6-1).

Namajunas is coming off a first round stoppage of fellow TUF-alumn Angela Hill after her failed bid to capture the vacant 115-lbs championship opposite Carla Esparza. She replaced an injured Joanne Calderwood in late October to headlined this card with six-weeks notice. Vanzant is on a three-fight streak inside the Octagon and will look to prove the critics wrong as she continues her climb up the ladder and faces stiffer competition.

The co-main event is one that has “Fight of the Night” all over it as No. 15 Jim Miller (25-6-0-1) takes on TUF winner Michael Chiesa (12-2) in a lightweight bout that will see the winner solidify their position in the top-15 and the loser on thin ice. Both fighters have a reputation for excitement. Miller has been one of the staples of the division for years where as Chiesa is still trying to find his rhythm.

One of the fights that will have the most attention on it is 155-lbs match between new UFC poster boy Sage Northcutt (6-0) and unheralded Cody Pfister (12-4-1). Despite only have one fight in the UFC, Northcutt wowed spectators with his debut performance. Pfister, the substantially more experienced of the two, is now 1-1 in the UFC and will look to be taken seriously and not fall victim to the hype train.

The entire UFC 193 weigh-ins video can be found above, courtesy of the UFC.


Rose Namajunas vs. Paige Vanzant
Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister
Elias Theodorou vs. Thiago Santos


Tim Means vs. John Howard
Omari Akhmedov vs. Sergio Moraes
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Kevin Casey
Aljamain Sterling vs. Johnny Eduardo
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl
Danny Roberts vs. Nathan Coy
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Phillipe Nover
Kalin Curran vs. Emily Kagan