August 28, 2020 12:44 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Ricardo Lamas vs Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 8

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When is UFC Vegas 8? Saturday 29th August, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 8? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


UFC vet Ricardo Lamas was seemingly the only fighter to step up and fight Ryan Hall but unfortunately the jiu-jitsu ace had to pull out. This will be Lamas’ 17th UFC fight but he has only fought once since November 2018 and lost three of his last four. After losses to Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic, Lamas proved he is still a beast with a TKO over Darren Elkins but got ruthlessly slept by Calvin Kattar.

The man stepping up on late notice is Bill Algeo making his debut. After a four-fight win streak under the Ring of Combat banner, he earnt a spot on Dana White’s Contender Series but was outclassed by Brendan Loughnane. However, the UFC kept him on their radar especially after beating Tim Dooling for a second time just a couple weeks ago for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.


Lamas is understandably the favourite, but it is always dangerous fighting a newcomer who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Algeo’s strengths lie in his grappling but Lamas is a top tier wrestler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt so he should decide where the fight takes place and that will be on the feet.

Algeo is a good striker who mixes in leg and head kicks well, but he may need a mistake from Lamas to get the upset. Lamas is expected to call upon his experience to control the exchanges and if he is feeling confident, we could see a vintage knockout.

Winner: Lamas via KO/TKO

Value Bet: Algeo via KO/TKO

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