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Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 80: Rapid Fire
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Manufacturer: Studio Works
Starring: Joe Stevenson, Gabriel Gonzaga, BJ Penn, Marcus Davis, Paul Taylor
Directed By: Anthony Giordano
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0687797911995
Format: Color
Label: Studio Works
Manufacturer: Studio Works
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Studio Works
Region Code: 0
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Running Time: 170
Studio: Studio Works
Theatrical Release Date: 2008-01-19

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Editorial Reviews:

Hawaiian superstar BJ Penn waited six years for another shot at the lightweight title that eluded him in 2002. On January 19 2008 at the Metro Arena in Newcastle England The Prodigy finally got his chance for redemption when he challenges Joe Daddy Stevenson for the Interim World Lightweight Championship at UFC 80: RAPID FIRE. Also featured on this star-studded card is a heavyweight showdown between top contenders Gabriel Napao Gonzaga and Fabricio Werdum. A total of nine bouts.System Requirements:Running Time: 140 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/MIXED MARTIAL ARTS UPC: 687797911995 Manufacturer No: FLP-91199

Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Paul Kelly vs Paul Taylor!
Comment: Don't ignore the four fighters on the cover; because their fights were good.The fight between Paul Kelly vs Paul Taylor in the prelims(not shown on the pay per view) stole the show!

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Summary: delivered as named
Comment: This is one of the fastest paced UFC events in a long time, most fights delivered explosive endings. The decisions (only 2 of them) were excellent. Many skipped this because it was in England and that screwed with the ppv's airing. Many skipped it because it doesn't any top LHW or WW guys.

But if you like mma and you didn't manage to see this, you'll likely want to buy this one.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Action
Comment: This was a very solid action packed card of 9 fights. Only 1 decision, 7 knockouts and 1 submission. The card was highlighted by an in shape Penn fighting a tough young opponent in the way of Ultimate Fighter winner Stevenson for the lightweight championship(155). Next up for the winner is Sherk who was stripped of the crown after failing a drug test. Taking place over in England again, the card comes out with a bang and never really lets up. English fans like action and they got it for sure with this night. The card also has two of the most bloody cuts I have ever seen. By the end of the night, the ring is painted red. The only problem with the UFC dvd's is that they rush from one fight to the next. I would like to hear more commentary and interviews. Other than that, this is a good one to own.

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Summary: So, Who Wants Sherk's Title After This?
Comment: If you'd ever been fooled by simply looking at the likes of B J Penn, and assuming he's a chump, that's a bad assumption you just made! Before I watched the fight with Matt Hughes in UFC 46, I'd picked up UFC 58, and I laughed when I saw that some dude named B J Penn was taking on Georges St. Pierre. Well, St. Pierre won, but by split decision. B J Penn is one tough dude, and don't you doubt that for one second! When you can do things with your legs without the help of your arms, that's impressive. Then you have Joe Stevenson, winner of TUF #2, not to mention he's won over a ton of people! After he defeated Luke Cummo to win the contract, he fought Yves Edwards in UFC 61. No fight with a man like Yves Edwards is an easy fight, but due to cuts on the top of his head, the fight was stopped after the 2nd round, and Stevenson was awarded the win by TKO. His latest fight was an impressive unanimous decision over Kurt Pellegrino, and "Joe Daddy" was given this opportunity. The opportunity to win the Lightweight title. You just have to get past B J Penn! But the title is an interim title since Sean Sherk was stripped of the title after being found guilty by the California State Athletic Commission. We've got a title fight!!
Now the other fight featured the the gladiator introduction is a strange but interesting match-up. Fabricio Werdum is taking on Gabriel Gonzaga. Well, WHOOP-TEE-DOO, right? Maybe, but why? What makes this such a co-main event over the other fights on the card? Well, before his title shot loss to Randy Couture, Werdum was the only man to defeat Gonzaga. It was in 2003, and it was in the 3rd round by TKO. And having a pretty crappy performance in his UFC debut when he fought Andre Arlovski, this might be a chance for redemption. It is also a chance for Gonzaga to get back on track, as well as avenge his very first loss.

This was a UFC where some of the preliminary fights simply needed to stay preliminary, but not all of them. And it was a decent card altogether. There are 9 fights total, and I'll list them below.

Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund: Stout wants to come out swinging and finish his Swedish opponent. It gets interesting at times, but nothing too impressive. Goes to a unanimous decision.

Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee: This ended pretty quickly, but was it stopped TOO quickly? TKO victory.

Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor: This was a brawl! This was a war!! Scraps like this keep the fans coming back! Unanimous decision.

Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson: Another quick one, quicker than the Sakara/Lee fight. TKO.

Jorge Rivera vs. Kendall Grove: Both of these guys are coming off of KO losses, looking to get back on track. This finishes with a KO in under a minute and a half.

Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason Lambert: Both of these guys have shown some tough stuff in the past. You wanna talk highlight knock outs? THIS IS A HIGHLIGHT REEL KO in round 2!

Jess Liaudin vs. Marcus Davis: Hey! Another KO!! 1st round.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum: Well, one of these guys gets back on track with a TKO near the end of round 2.

B J Penn vs. Joe Stevenson: Ok, in the dictionary under BLOODBATH, it says, SEE THIS FIGHT!!! I mean, that freaking octagon floor could've been painted with blood in this. But it ends with a submission near the end of round 2.

What else can be said? Oh yeah!

SEAN SHERK...YOU'RE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Great Event and DVD
Comment: If you havent been satisfied with previous UFC releases, due mostly to lack of replays/in between round discussion then you will be with this one. Every replay was shown! If that isnt something good enough, the fights definatley are!

Main Card:
BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson (for UFC lightweight title)
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
Jess Liaudin vs. Marcus Davis
Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason Lambert
Jorge Rivera vs. Kendall Grove

Antoni Hardonk vs. Colin Robinson
Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor
James Lee vs. Alessio Sakara
Per Eklund vs. Sam Stout

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