UFC Vegas 8 took place Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Aleksander Rakic and Anthony Smith.
Closing odds are courtesy of one of the most popular Las Vegas based sportsbooks Circa Sports. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
In the main event of the evening, Aleksander Rakic scored multiple leg kicks over three rounds to completely dominate Anthony Smith and earn a unanimous decision victory. Rakic was victorious as a -262 favorite while Smith was +222
Neil Magny scored multiple takedowns mixed with strong utilization of his jab and kicks to outclass former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler over the course of three rounds and earn a unanimous decision victory. Magny was a -225 favorite. Lawler was +195
Alexa Grasso utilized superior striking technique mixed with some occasional trip takedowns to outwork Ji Yeon Kim and take a unanimous decision victory. Grasso was -260. Kim was +220
After a competitive first two rounds, Ricardo Lamas took down Bill Algeo in the third round and proceeded to batter him with elbows and punches to earn a 10-8 and seal the victory. Lamas was -235 while Algeo was +200
Impa Kasangany outworked Maki Pitolo on the feet, surprisingly outstriking the Hawaiian to take a unanimous decision, winning all three rounds. Kasangany was -152. Pitolo was +132
Austin Springer shot in for a takedown, but Alex Caceres was able to take his back after stuffing it, then quickly sunk in a rear naked choke for the tap. Caceres was a slight -195 fav while Springer was +170
After winning the first round, Sean Brady scored a second round takedown, then advanced to mount and sunk in a guillotine to choke Christian Aguilera unconscious. Brady was -385. Aguilera was +315
In the opening bout of the evening, Hannah Cifers had Mallory Martin in huge trouble with a 10-8 first round, but Martin took Cifers down in the second round and methodically advanced until she secured a rear naked choke submission victory. Martin was a -285 favorite while Cifers was +240
Underdogs that Won
Alessio Di Chirico pushed a good pace early, but Zak Cummings took the fight over with superior technique and some impressive head kicks in the second round, nearly finishing the fight at the bell with a head kick that had Di Chirico in all sorts of trouble as Cummings won a decision. Cummings was +120, Di Chirico was -140
Emily Whitmire scored a takedown, but Polyana Viana latched onto an armbar to force a first round tap. Viana was a +115 dog while Whitmire was -135