Jan 17 Palace Fighting Championship 6 Lemoore, CA
Jan 19 UFC 80: Rapid Fire UK
Jan 19 Rage in the Cage 104 Tucson, AZ
Jan 19 Spirit MC Korea
Jan 22 Cage Rage 17 (DVD) Release Date
Jan 23 UFC Fight Night 12 Las Vegas, NV
Jan 25 ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series 4 Atlantic City, NJ
Last month, the UFC officially stripped Sean Sherk [32-2-1] of his lightweight title after the Minnesota native lost his steroid appeal with the California State Athletic Commission, following a victory over Hermes Franca last July. Therefore, the main event between BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson at UFC 80 “Rapid Fire” in Newcastle, England will now be for the vacant lightweight title. While this marks Stevenson’s first shot at UFC gold, Penn will be making his third bid at claiming the 155-pound strap – previously losing to Jens Pulver and battling to a draw against Caol Uno.