On Saturday, Aug. 29, the UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for its 33rd event on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith took on Austrian knockout artist Aleksandar Rakić. Smith looked to rebound from a fifth-round beatdown at the hands of Brazilian Glover Teixeira in May. Rakić also aimed to get back in the win column after dropping a controversial decision to former top contender Volkan Oezdemir in December.
The co-main event took place in the welterweight division as former titleholder Robbie Lawler met Neil Magny.
The event kicked off with the preliminary card airing live on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 9 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Neil Magny def. Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexa Grasso def. Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ricardo Lamas def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Impa Kasanganay def. Maki Pitolo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Zak Cummings def. Alessio Di Chirico by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Alex Caceres def. Austin Springer by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:38
Sean Brady def. Christian Aguilera by technical submission (mounted guillotine choke). Round 2, 1:47
Polyana Viana def. Emily Whitmire by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:53
Mallory Martin def. Hannah Cifers by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:33