The Ultimate Fighting Championship touches down at the UFC Apex Center once again Saturday, July 31, 2021, for UFC Vegas 33, headlined by a pair of ranked middleweight strikers.
Those fun-to-watch ranked middleweights are Uriah Hall (No. 8) and Sean Strickland (No. 11), both of which are on four-fight win streaks coming into this bout.
Strickland has found his groove in his return to 185 lbs over the last ten months, while Hall is coming off victories over the No. 1 & 2, if not two of the greatest middleweights ever, Anderson Silva & Chris Weidman.
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.
However, we still have an eleven-fight card going down, and it’s always under-the-radar cards that deliver.
Continue reading to see the fight card, and to see how each of the 11 scheduled UFC Vegas 33 bouts went down:
Main Card: ESPN & ESPN+ at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Middleweight: Sean Strickland def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)
- Strickland improves to 24-3, Hall falls to 17-10
Women’s Strawweight: Cheyanne Buys def. Gloria de Paula via TKO (head kick & punches) at 1:00 of round one
- Buys improves to 6-2, Paula falls to 5-4
Welterweight: Jared Gooden def. Niklas Stolze via TKO (punches) at 1:08 of round one
- Gooden improves to 18-6, Stolze falls to 12-5
Welterweight: Jason Witt def. Bryan Barberena via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-28)
- Witt improves to 19-7, Barberena falls to 15-8
Featherweight: Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Colin Anglin via TKO (head kick & punches) at 1:50 of round two
- Baghdasaryan improves to 6-1, Anglin falls to 8-2
Preliminary Card: ESPN & ESPN+ at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT
Lightweight: Chris Gruetzemacher def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Gruetzemacher improves to 15-4, Garcia falls to 12-2
Featherweight: Kai Kamaka III and Danny Chavez battle to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Kamaka is now 8-4-1, Chavez is now 11-4-1
Women’s Strawweight: Junh Yu Frey def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Frey improves to 11-6, Yoder falls to 8-8
Flyweight: Zarrukh Adashev def. Ryan Benoit via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Adashev improves to 4-3, Benoit falls to 10-8
Welterweight: Philip Rowe def. Orion Cosce via TKO (punches) at 4:21 of round one
- Rowe improves to 8-3, Cosce falls to 7-1
I became a fan of combat sports when I was 12 years old. I was scrolling through the channels and landed upon versus, where WEC was televised. Urijah Faber fought Jens Pulver for the second time that night. That’s the first fight I saw, and the fight that got me hooked on the sport. Since then, the sport has grown so rapidly, and my goal is to enlighten everyone on what’s going on in the sport today.