The world’s largest MMA promotion is back at it again for UFC on ESPN+ 33 tonight, Saturday, Aug. 29.
A light-heavyweight clash between former title challenger Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic headlines the event in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-main event is a welterweight clash between former champion Robbie Lawlor and Neil Magny.
Continuing action on the main card is a featherweight bout featuring a long-time UFC veteran Ricardo Lamas and promotion newcomer Bill Algeo. Lama is coming off a tough run, losing three out of his last four.
He last competed over a year ago at UFC 238 in June 2019, suffering first-round TKO to Calvin Kattar. He previously earned a third-round TKO victory against Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 140 in November 2018.
Algeo gets the call up after earning a unanimous decision against Tim Dooling at CFFC 83 over two weeks ago on Aug. 13. It marked his first appearance since losing via unanimous decision to Brendan Loughnane on Dana White’s Contender Series in June 2018.
Both men rush to the center. Algeo is almost standing sideways, Lamas lands a jab. Lamas attacks the neck of Algeo. Algeo defends and is able to break free. Both me on their feet. Lamas finding his hands early. Algeo pops the jab and follows Lamas to the cage. Lamas reverses and presses Algeo against the cage. Algeo gets his under hook and is able to reverse the position. Lamas breaks free and they are standing. Lamas lands a calf kick, but misses with the left hook. Algeo lands a teap kick. Lamas lands a stiff jab. Lamas finds an uppercut. Algeo counters nicely with a left cross. Lamas lands a leg kick and Algeo drops down briefly. Algeo lands his hands and follows with a spinning back kick. Lamas finding a home with a calf kick. Algeo lands a right and ends the round with lamas against the cage.
MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 for Lamas
Algeo goes upstairs with a head kick early. Algeo lands a left hand. Lamas closes the distance and gets Algeo to the mat. Lamas is on the back of Algeo. Algeo is able to scramble and gets to his feet. Algeo backs Lamas to the cage and lands hook after hook. Lamas fires back and they split. Algeo lands another clean combination and ends with a head kick. Lamas drops for a takedown, Algeo lands some knees to the back. Lamas continues to work for a takedown, but Algeo keeps landing elbows to the back. Algeo wobbles Lamas. Lamas tries to defend. Algeo shoots for a takedown and gets it. Lamas escapes and gets a guillotine, but now Algeo escapes. Lamas has Algeo against the cage. Lamas is working for another takedown. Algeo reverses the position against the cage. Lamas lands a jab. Lamas ends round with front kick to the leg.
MyMMANews.com scores it 19-19 for Algeo
Both men are out. Algeo working the kicks, staying busy. Lamas lands a knee to the inner thigh of Lamas. Algeo lands a front kick. Lamas misses the head kick, then lands a back kick to the body. Algeo lands a leg kick. Lamas working for a takedown. Lamas lands a knee to the body. Algeo keeps defending. Lamas scores the takedown and is in guard. Lamas lands an elbow. Algeo landing from the bottom. Algeo is attacking the arm, gives up his back. Lamas landing elbows to the head of Algeo. Algeo trying to scramble. Lamas lands some hammer fists. Algeo is able to get to his feet. lamas scores another takedown. Lamas is on the back of Algeo. Algeo stands, but Lamas picks Algeo up and returns him to the mat. Lamas takes the back again and gets both hooks.Lamas is going for the choke. Algeo escapes, then goes to his back. lamas is laying down the elbows. Lamas finishes the fight strong.