UFC 80 betting odds roll out – BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson

UFC 80 will be held on Saturday, January 19th 2008 in Newcastle, England at the MetroRadio Arena. (Checkout UFC 80 picks as well)

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Headlining the night will be an interim world lightweight match up between BJ Penn and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. BJ Penn has opened as the favorite in this bout, and is sure to draw more action as the event nears. In the second feature fight of the night Gabriel Gonzaga, fresh off his loss to Randy Couture will take on Fabrico Werdum. Here are the odds for UFC 80…

  • BJ Penn (-285)
  • Joe Stevenson (+225)
  • Gabriel Gonzaga (-285)
  • Fabricio Werdum (+225)
  • Kendall Grove (-325)
  • Jorge Rivera (+250)
  • Wilson Gouveia (-145)
  • Jason Lambert (+115)
  • Sam Stout (-270)
  • Per Eklund (+210)
  • Alessio Sakara (-170)
  • James Lee (+140)
  • Paul Taylor (-220)
  • Paul Kelly (+180)
  • Marcus Davis (-365)
  • Jess Liaudin (+285)
  • Antoni Hardonk (-335)
  • Colin Robinson (+265)

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BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson news and notes

  • BJ Penn is 11-4-1 in his professional MMA career. He has a mixture of wins coming from TKO, submission and decisions. Penn is a very advanced Jiu Jitsu fighter, which shows through in his excellent ground game. In his last five fights, Penn is 2-3 with wins over Jens Pulver and Renzo Gracie. His losses came to Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre and Lyoto Machida. Penn has been known for jumping around in weight classes to experiment with his fighting styles against different fighters. BJ Penn opened this fight as a -225 favorite and has since shot up to -285 as the early money continues to roll in on his side.
  • Joe Stevenson is 28-7-0 in his professional MMA career, and has recorded notable wins over Kurt Pellegrino. Yves Edwards and Luke Cummo. Stevenson is 4-1 in his pst five bouts, with his only loss coming to Josh Neer at Ultimate Fight Night 4 via unanimous decision. He opened this bout as +185 underdog and has since crept up to +225. BJ Penn will be Joe’s toughest hurdle thus far.

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