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UFC Vegas 33 bonuses: Melsik Baghdasaryan leads $50K winners with head kick finish

UFC Fight Night: Anglin v Baghdasaryan Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Sean Strickland delivered the goods last night (Sat., July 31, 2021) at UFC Vegas 33 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the middleweight contender put a beating on Uriah Hall to win his first main event bid (highlights HERE).

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BLOCKBUSTER BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDERS’ BOUT! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) departs APEX for a special “Fight Night” extravaganza at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Sat., March 25, 2023, featuring a pair of thrilling 135-pound bouts. Surging No. 4-ranked contender Marlon Vera goes for his fifth consecutive win when he takes on exciting finisher and No. 5-seeded Cory Sandhagen. In UFC San Antonio’s ESPN+-streamed co-main event, former women’s 135-pound champion and current No. 3-ranked Holly Holm battles Yana Santos (No. 4).

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In addition to the middleweight headliner, a slew of main card and “Prelims” fights produced memorable action. Check them out below and let us know which one stood out the most.

  • Women’s strawweight prospect Cheyanne Buys scored a one-minute TKO win over Gloria de Paula (see it HERE)
  • Jason Witt outlasted welterweight counterpart Bryan Barberena in a wild main card opener that produced one of the best third rounds of all time
  • Welterweight power puncher Jared Gooden looked vicious in his first-round knockout finish over German prospect Niklas Stolze
  • Former kickboxer Melsik Baghdasaryan impressed in his Octagon debut with a second-round head kick TKO stoppage over Collin Anglin (watch HERE)
  • Philip Rowe turned things around in his second UFC appearance with an impressive TKO stoppage over previously undefeated prospect Orion Cosce to spark the “Prelims”

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Vegas 33 bonus winners below:

  • Fight of the Night: Jason Witt vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Performance of the Night: Cheyanne Buys
  • Performance of the Night: Melsik Baghdasaryan

For complete UFC Vegas 33 results and coverage click here.

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