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Paige VanZant vs. Rose Namajunas: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Author: Nathan McCarter

Date: Dec. 3, 2015

UFC Fight Night 80 on Thursday, December 10 will feature a compelling strawweight matchup for its main event.

No. 3-ranked contender Rose Namajunas (3-2) will take on No. 7-ranked Paige VanZant (6-1) in the UFC Fight Pass main event. VanZant was originally booked against No. 9-ranked Joanne Calderwood, but an injury forced the UFC to look for a replacement. In stepped Namajunas.

If anyone held the belief that the UFC was going to do VanZant favors, they could wipe that notion away when the company tabbed Namajunas. It became a higher-ranked fight and a more difficult matchup.

VanZant has won four straight and is 3-0 in the UFC. Namajunas got back in the win column following her defeat to Carla Esparza in The Ultimate Fighter 20 strawweight title finale by defeating Angela Hill in October.

The UFC Fight Night 80 main event will propel the victor to title contention. It is a highly relevant fight that will kick off a series of magnificent fights in December. But who holds the edge?

Let’s take a look at the head-to-toe breakdown for Namajunas vs. VanZant.

To view the full fight breakdown and this article as it appears, click here.