UFC Vegas 8 is the week’s fight night event, and will close down another remarkable month, where UFC continued its journey of growing in leaps and bounds.
UFC has established a norm of presenting promising fight cards, one after another. And to continue the criterion, UFC Vegas 8 has arrived with an intriguing sheet. The main event of the show is the Light Heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic, where the winner may present a future case for the No.1 contendership. The co-main event is, Robbie Lawler Vs. Neil Magny, which will see Magny (16) with a chance to go one step closer to GSP’s record of 19 and most Wins at Welterweight division.
Just hours before the commencement, both the event and fans suffered a major setback, as one of the most anticipated fights of the night, Ion Cutelaba Vs. Magomed Ankalaev, was scrapped following Cutelaba’s positive Covid test.
UFC Vegas 8: Full Fight Card
There were initially 11 fights on the card, but the unfortunate Covid clouds has curtailed it to 10 fights.
- Light Heavyweight Fight (Main Event): Anthony Smith (33-15) Vs. Aleksandar Rakic (12-2)
- Welterweight Fight (Co-Main Event): Robbie Lawler (28-14) Vs. Neil Magny (23-8)
- Women Flyweight Fight: Ji Yeon Kim (9-2-2) Vs. Alexa Grasso (11-3)
- Featherweight Fight: Ricardo Lamas (19-8) Vs. Bill Algeo (13-4)
- Middleweight Fight: Maki Pitolo (13-6) Vs. Impa Kasanganay (7-0)
- Middleweight Fight: Alessio Di Chirico (12-4) Vs. Zak Cummings (23-7)
- Featherweight Fight: Alex Caceres (16-12) Vs. Austin Springer (12-3)
- Welterweight Fight: Sean Brady (12-0) Vs. Christian Aguilera (14-6)
- Women Strawweight Fight: Polyana Viana (10-4) Vs. Emily Whitmire (4-3)
- Women Strawweight Fight: Mallory Martin (6-3) Vs. Hannah Cifers (10-6)
UFC Vegas 8: Telecast and Streaming Details
- US: Simulcast on ESPN, and ESPN+, and can be streamed on ESPN+
- UK: BT Sport 1, and can be streamed on the website of BT Sport 1.
- India: SONY TEN 2/TEN2 HD, and can be streamed on SONY LIV app/website.
The event can be universally streamed through UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Vegas 8: RESULTS
- Women Strawweight: Mallory Martin Vs. Hannah Cifers. Result: Martin def. Cifers via Submission (Rear-naked choke)- Round 2, 01:33.
- Women Strawweight: Polyana Viana Vs. Emily Whitmire. Result: Viana def. Whitmire via Submission (Armbar)-Round 1, 1:53
- Welterweight Fight: Sean Brady Vs. Christian Aguilera. Result: Brady def. Aguilera via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)-Round 2, 1:47
- Featherweight Fight: Alex Caceres Vs. Austin Springer. Result: Caceres def. Springer via Submission (Rear-naked Choke)-Round 1, 3:38
- Middleweight Fight: Alessio Di Chirico (12-4) Vs. Zak Cummings (23-7). Result: Cummings def. Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Middleweight Fight: Maki Pitolo Vs. Impa Kasanganay. Result: Kasanganay def. Pitolo via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Main Card Results
- Featherweight Fight: Ricardo Lamas Vs. Bill Algeo. Result: Lamas def. Algeo via Unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Women Flyweight Fight: Ji Yeon Kim Vs. Alexa Grasso. Result: Grasso def. Kim via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Welterweight Fight (Co-Main Event): Robbie Lawler Vs. Neil Magny. Result: Magny def. Lawler via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Light Heavyweight Fight (Main Event): Anthony Smith Vs. Aleksandar Rakic. Result: Rakic def. Smith via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
With that unanimous victory by Rakic, UFC Vegas 8 comes to a close. It was a unique event, where all the fights in the main card went to the distance, and there were four consecutive submission finishes at the start. August’s action also Culminates with this event, and the month indeed ended on a high.
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