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+.