UFC Vegas 30 happened today at the UFC Apex. In the main event, #3 Ciryl Gane and #5 Alexander Volkov did as promised and went toe to toe with punches and kicks. Gane patiently mounted his offense over five rounds behind a jab and good distance against the lofty Volkov, and it earned him the unanimous decision.
In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux took on late notice stand-in Tanner Boser at heavyweight. Boser was able to take the first round on volume, so Saint Preux came on strong with his grappling in the second. Boser was able to get back to his feet and delivered a knee and a punch for the KO victory.
Bantamweights Raoni Barcelos and Timur Valiev delivered a high-level, technical performance. Valiev had the higher output in the first, then Barcelos landed bombs for the knockdown in the second round. The third saw Valiev return to his volume punches and it won him the unanimous decision on the scorecards.
At featherweight, Andre Fili made his return to the Octagon in excellent fashion against Daniel Pineda by putting together combinations and pressure, but an accidental eye poke halted the bout and since it wasn't more than halfway through, it was ruled a no contest.
In a tough welterweight bout, Tim Means and Nicolas Dalby threw everything at each other, and it took them through all thee rounds. Means couldn't get the finish but his work put him ahead on the scorecards for the unanimous decision win.
In the opening bout at lightweight, Renato Moicano made it clear he wanted to get Jai Herbert to the canvas and that's what he did, getting the finish by rear naked choke in the second round.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GANE VS VOLKOV Results
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