by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday announced the addition of a bout between light heavyweights Wilson Gouveia and Jason Lambert to UFC 80 scheduled for Jan. 19 in Newcastle, England.
“Gouveia has had success in the cage,” said Lambert on UFC.com, “but he has not felt the pressure that I bring.”
Lambert has won four of his five UFC outings, including a knockout of Renato “Babalu” Sobral at UFC 68.
A product of American Top Team, Gouveia has reeled of three straight wins in the Octagon improving his UFC record to 3-1.
UFC 80 is headlined by a bout between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson for the interim lightweight title and features a heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga and Fabricio Werdum.
The UFC also officially announced three additional fights on the undercard: Alessio Sakara versus James Lee in a light heavyweight bout, Sam Stout versus Per Eklund in a lightweight fight, and Paul Kelly versus Paul Taylor in a welterweight contest.
UFC 80 bouts officially announced:
-Joe Stevenson vs. BJ Penn
-Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum
-Wilson Gouveia vs. Jason Lambert
-Alessio Sakara vs. James Lee
-Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund
-Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor
UFC 80 rumored bouts not yet announced:
-Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin
-Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera
-Colin Robinson vs. Antoni Hardonk