It was the second consecutive week that no “Fight of the Night” was
selected by the Las Vegas-based organization.
Vettori showcased his grappling and wrestling in a middleweight
grudge match against Karl
Roberson in the evening’s co-main event. “The Italian Dream”
softened his foe with ground-and-pound before securing a tapout via
rear-naked choke at the 4:17 mark of Round 1.
Elsewhere, Contender Series alum Mariya
Agapova was dominant against Hannah
Cifers at flyweight. Agapova connected with hard straight
punches early before dropping her foe with a head kick and then
transitioning to back control for a fight-ending rear-naked choke
2:42 into the first period.
Nam earned his first UFC win in impressive fashion, knocking out
Adashev 32 seconds into the first round of a bantamweight crap.
Nam countered a low kick from his foe with an overhand right that
dropped his foe instantly. One follow-up blow brought an abrupt end
to the contest.
Aguilera made short work of fellow newcomer Anthony Ivy
in the evening’s opening bout to capture the final performance
bonus. A right hand behind the ear put Ivy on wobbly legs, and
Aguilera brought a halt to the bout with a series of power punches
59 seconds into Round 1.