The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Las Vegas, Nevada tonight, July 31, 2021, as UFC Vegas 33 goes underway live on ESPN & ESPN+.
Headlining the card is a match up of ranked middleweights, as Uriah Hall takes on Sean Strickland in the five-round main event of the evening. Both men come into this bout on four-fight win streaks, the first four-fight win streaks of their promotional careers, and both look to make it five-straight inside the octagon for the first time.
Co-headlining the event was scheduled to be a bantamweight bout between Rani Yahya and Kyung Ho Kang, but it was cancelled due to Yahya testing positive for Covid-19.
Instead, Cheyanne Buys battled Gloria de Paula in the co-main event, both women of which were in search of their first octagon victories.
There were a few cancelled bouts tonight, such as the co-main event between Rani Yahya and Kyung Ho Kang, as well as Roman Kopylov versus Sam Alvey, Shamil Abdurakhimov versus Chris Daukaus, former title challenger Alex Perez versus potential future champion Askar Askarov, Nicco Montano missing weight by seven pounds, cancelling her bout with Wu Yanan, and a number of others.
Our feature fight of the night came in the welterweight division between Jared Gooden and Niklas Stolze.
Both of these men are also in search of their first promotional victories.
Continue reading to see how this welterweight bout went down:
Official Result: Jared Gooden def. Niklas Stolze via TKO (punches) at 1:08 of round one
Stolze opens up the bout with a spinning back kick, and then lands a hard punch not long afterward.
Gooden comes in and lands a few of his own, and they go back and fourth up until Gooden secures a takedown.
Stolze is back up however and back to the center, but eats a nasty left hook-right cross combo and gets floored by it.
A couple follow up punches is all it took, and Jared Gordon is now in the win column inside the UFC.
Click here to see how the rest of the fights went down tonight.
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