Four fighters are entering Sunday $50,000 richer and the UFC Vegas 8 main event and co-main event stars are nowhere to be seen.
Savvy veteran Ricardo Lamas and UFC debutant Bill Algeo put on an exciting back-and-forth battle that earned both men Fight of the Night honors. The featherweights engaged in a competitive first round. Algeo nearly dropped Lamas in the second; however, the veteran roared back in round three with a 10-8 effort to seize victory.
Two fighters on the undercard earned Performance of the Night bonuses. Mallory Martin snatched a mean rear-naked choke against Hannah Cifers. Shortly after, Sean Brady choked out Christian Aguilera in round two and was rewarded with an extra 50K.
UFC Vegas 8 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 29. Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic headlined the card in a clash of ranked light heavyweights. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.