Featherweight contender Giga Chikadze delivered in his first UFC main event bid last night (Sat., Aug. 28, 2021) at UFC Vegas 35 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Ninja” finished Edson Barboza via third-round TKO (highlights HERE).
In addition to the featherweight headliner, a collection of main card and “Prelims” matchups produced memorable action. Check them out below and let us know which one was your favorite:
- Middleweight contender Abdul Razak Alhassan scored a terrifying head kick knockout over Italian fighter Alessio Di Chirico (see it HERE)
- Bryan Battle pulled off a second-round submission finish over Gilbert Urbina to win The Ultimate Fighter middleweight finale
- Submission specialist Gerald Meerschaert captured another finish on the ground when he pulled off a come-from-behind stoppage over touted prospect Makhmud Muradov
- Middleweight newcomer Andre Petroski made good on his Octagon debut with a third-round TKO stoppage of TUF teammate Micheal Gillmore (highlights HERE)
- Pat Sabatini continued his featherweight ascension with a brutal heel hook submission over Jamall Emmers
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 35 bonus winners below:
- Performance of the Night: Giga Chikadze
- Performance of the Night: Abdul Razak Alhassan
- Performance of the Night: Gerald Meerschaert
- Performance of the Night: Pat Sabatini
For complete UFC Vegas 35 results and coverage click here.