10.18.2007 - 10:21:00 AM -
UFC 80 set for Newcastle, England.
According to a report from The Fight Network, UFC 80 is set to take place at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The Metro's capacity is about 11,000. We can expect to see Jess Liaudin take on Marcus Davis. I just checked over at MMAJunkie.com's rumor section and that is the only fight they have listed for the event. It also states in the same article that we could possibly see Terry Etim compete as well. All 3 of the above mentioned fighters have fought at all of the UFC's england events.
The big questions is whether or not this event will air on SpikeTV or PPV. Previously whenever they've aired fights from Europe they have been on SpikeTV. The only one they have had on PPV was UFC 72 and it was live during the middle of the day on saturday in the middle of the summer with no repeat later that night. I would venture to say that we'll see UFC 80 on SpikeTV via tape delay after the fallout from UFC 72.