UFC Vegas 34 took place Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a middleweight bout between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum.
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, Jared Cannonier landed the heavier blows over the course of five rounds, dropping Kelvin Gastelum en route to winning three rounds to earn a unanimous decision. Cannonier was -320 while Gastelum was +250
In a closely contested bout, Mark Madsen utilized a decent jab and inside striking to eek out a split decision against Clay Guida to remain undefeated. Madsen was -175 while Guida was +152
Vinc Pichel pushed a strong pace and landed the heavier blows over the course of three rounds to win a unanimous decision against Austin Hubbard. Pichel was -145 while Hubbard was +125
Alexandre Pantoja outgrappled Brandon Royval in some exciting scrambles before earning a second round stoppage with a slick rear naked choke. Pantoja was -160 while Royval was +140
Brian Kelleher completely outworked Domingo Pilarte over the course of three rounds both standing and with top control and ground and pound to earn a one-sided unanimous decision. Kelleher was -180 while Pilarte was +155
William Knight landed a stiff right hand that knocked Fabio Cherant in the first round. Knight was -175 was while Cherant was +152
In the opening bout of the evening, Ramiz Brahimaj sunk in a rear naked choke to earn a first round submission victory against Sasha Palatnikov. Brahimaj -185 while Palatnikov was +160
Underdogs that Won
Chase Sherman landed some heavy low kicks against Parker Porter, but Porter blasted him with heavy punches to the head and outworked Sherman while showcasing superior head movement to win a unanimous decision. Porter was +175 while Sherman was -200
Trevin Jones looked to have the fight in the bag against Saidyokub Kakhramonov, but Kakhramanov locked in a guillotine choke and choked Jones unconscious in the final 30 seconds of the bout. Kakhramanov was +145 while Jones was -165
Luis Saldana started strong against Austin Lingo with some nasty kicks, but he slowed down in rounds two and three as Lingo came back to win a unanimous decision. Lingo was +105 while Saldana was -125
Josiane Nunes pushed forward aggressively against Bea Malecki, landing heavy combinations before scoring a first round knockout with a nasty right hand to the chin. Nunes was +140 while Malecki was -160
Ignacio Bahamondes thoroughly outstruck Roosevelt Roberts over the course of three rounds, then brutally finished him with a highlight reel spinning back kick in the closing seconds. Bahamondes was +155 while Roberts was -180