UFC Vegas 8 live – results, updates, photos and videos

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic

UFC Vegas 8 features the eleven-fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on August 30 (AEST). In the main event former 205-pound title challenger Anthony Smith squares off against Aleksandar Rakic at light heavyweight. In the co-main event former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler faces off Neil Magny at welterweight. The full lineup can be found below.

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While the quick UFC Vegas 8 results can be found here, we are running a live blog from a beautiful West Coast of Australia. Follow below to stay tuned with updates, highlights, videos, photos and more. (All times in AWST)

UFC Vegas 8 live coverage

11:32 – Moving on to UFC Vegas 8 post-fight press conference. You can watch the live stream here.

11:28 – UFC Vegas 8 main event official result: Aleksandar Rakic defeats Anthony Smith by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).

11:27 – Smith vs Rakic goes the distance.

11:21 – Check out this FIGHT snippet below.

11:18 – Smith pays back with a heavy hand.

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11:14 – It’s on. Double leg kicks from Rakic dropping Smith to the canvas.

11:03 – Here is a Lawler vs Magny scoredcard (below).

10:59 – The main event arrives. Former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith faces off Aleksandar Rakic. The bout is scheduled for three rounds.

10:55 – The verdict of co-main event goes in favor of Neil Magny, who scored a unanimous decision (30-27 x3) and recorded the third win in a row. On the other hand Robbie Lawler suffered the fourth defeat in a row.

10:48 – Lawler and Magny go the distance.

10:26 – Your main event is getting ready.

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10:24 – The co-main event is here. Former welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler takes on Neil Magny.

10.20- And now we got the fourth unanimous decision in a row, as Alexa Grasso scores 30-27 against Ji Yeon Kim on all judges scorecards. There have been a few heavy hits, indeed.

9:57 – Meanwhile, former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler is getting ready for his bout against Neil Magny. The pair meets in a three-rounder at welterweight.

9:54 – As always, there will a UFC Vegas 8 post-fight press conference. The live stream video is available here.

9:43 – There was quite a bit of spectacle in Ricardo Lamas vs Bill Algeo fight. Check it out below.

9:37 – Up next is the third women’s MMA bout featured on UFC Vegas 8 fight card. The contest features Ji Yeon Kim and Alexa Grasso in a three-round battle at flyweight.

9:34 – Lamas and Algeo go a full distance. All judges scored the fight 29-27 in favour of Lamas, who rebounded from the defeat suffered against Calvin Kattar back in June 2019 at UFC 238.

9:23 – This is how Ricardo Lamas and Bill Algeo end the first round. See below.

9:10 – While Impa Kasanganay made his first official debut inside the UFC Octagon, it was his second win this month. Two weeks ago he earned the promotional contract at Dana White’s Contender Series 28.

9:05 – The first fight on the main card features Ricardo Lamas and Bill Algeo facing off at featherweight.

9:02 – Maki Pitolo and Impa Kasanganay go head to head during three rounds. In the end the latter earned the win by unanimous decision. All judges scored it 30-27.

8:40 – Check out this head kick from Cummings (below).

8:35 – The top of preliminary card is another contest at middleweight, featuring Maki Pitolo up against Impa Kasanganay.

8:32 – The decision is unanimous in favor of Cummings. Two judges scored it 29-28, while one had it 30-27.

8:28 – The fight between Alessio Di Chirico and Zak Cummings goes a full distance. The decision is coming.

8:11 – mean Team NZ prepares for UFC 253 on Fight Island.

7:57 – Middleweights Alessio Di Chirico and Zak Cummings continue the action.

7:52 – Submission No.4. Alex Caceres submits Austin Springer at 3:38 into the first round.

7:37 – Here is another view of Sean Brady’s submission win over Christian Aguilera. See below.

7:29 – Alex Caceres and Austin Springer meet at 151-pound catchweight. The latter, who took a fight as a replacement opponent, missed featherweight limit.

7:24 – Here is the third submission in a row. Sean Brady uses guillotine choke to submit Christian Aguilera at 1:47 into the second round. See the finish below.

7:22 – UFC announced that with the win over Emily Whitmire, Polyana Viana scored the fifth fastest submission at strawweight to date. Whitmire, meanwhile, is on the top of the list.

7:05 – Dana White anticipates Brady vs. Aguilera. See his tweet from backstage below.

7:01 – UFC shared that “Mallory Martin finished Hannah Cifers despite a -27 significant strike differential. It’s the 2nd largest statistical comeback finish in UFC strawweight history. The record for SW belongs to the -37 differential for Alex Chambers in her win over Kailin Curran.”

6:57 – Up next is a welterweight matchup between Sean Brady and Christian Aguilera.

6:54 – Another finish prior to the final horn and another submission. Viana applies armbar to submit Whitmire in the first round. See the finish below.

5:27 – Moving on with another women’s MMA battle. Polyana Viana and Emily Whitmire meet at strawweight.

6:34 – Martin and Cifers do not go the distance. Although getting tagged in Round 1, Martin claimed the win via rear naked choke submission in Round 2. See the video of finish below.

6:11 – The first fight on the night is the women’s MMA contest between Mallory Martin and Hannah Cifers. The pair squares off at 117-pound catchweight, following the results off the official weigh-ins.

6:01 – This morning we learned that UFC Vegas 8 fight card suffered a blow and now proceeds with ten bouts. A light heavyweight matchup between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba has been cancelled due to the latter’s positive test result for COVID-19.

5:47 – The UFC start time in Australia is traditionally an early morning. UFC Vegas 8 is scheduled to kick off at 8 am AEST / 6 am AWST on Sunday, August 30. MMA fans can watch the event live on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC Vegas 8 schedule in Australia
UFC Vegas 8 schedule in Australia

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic fight card

Main Card (11 am AEST / 9 am AWST)

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny

Ji Yeon Kim vs. Alexa Grasso

Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba (Cancelled)

Preliminary Card (8 am AEST / 6 am AWST)

Maki Pitolo vs. Impa Kasanganay

Alessio Di Chirico vs. Zak Cummings

Alex Caceres vs. Austin Springer

Sean Brady vs. Christian Aguilera

Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire

Mallory Martin vs. Hannah Cifers

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