Tonight’s UFC Vegas 82 event showcases a compelling bantamweight matchup between Payton Talbott and Nick Aguirre.
The Apex Centre in Las Vegas sets the stage for this exciting fourteen-bout card, headlined by a middleweight duel between Brendan Allen and Paul Craig, a historic moment for Scottish MMA with Craig leading the bill.
Payton Talbott steps into the octagon holding an undefeated professional record of (6-0 MMA), having earned his UFC contract through a standout performance on Dana White’s Contender Series. Known for his striking prowess and tenacity, the American fighter has a reputation for engaging in thrilling bouts. His time on the Contender Series highlighted his ability to handle high-pressure situations, showcasing a well-rounded skill set. He’ll look to put his hands to work in his UFC debut.
Payton Talbott vs Nick Aguirre
Facing him is Nick Aguirre, who enters the cage with a professional record of (7-1 MMA). Aguirre’s journey in the UFC has been brief but notable. His debut in the promotion was a challenging matchup against Dan Argueta, where he displayed resilience and skill, even in a decision loss. A skilled grappler with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Aguirre has demonstrated that he can compete at the highest level. He’s known as a well-rounded fighter, with his smooth transitions on the ground and a growing striking game, factors he’ll aim to use to his advantage in this bout.
Payton Talbott Secures Submission Win
In the first round Aguirre shot for an early takedown and was successful. Aguirre hung out in Talbott’s guard before taking his back as Talbott stood back up. The fight went to the floor again soon after and Aguirre attacked with submission attempts. Talbott got back to his feet with Aguirre on his back until the end of the round.
Talbott came out confident in the second round and pressured Aguirre, landing some shots as he pressed. Aguirre forced the fight to the ground once more, but Talbott took the dominant position. Talbott managed to get the fight standing again but only briefly as Aguirre secured another takedown. Talbott reversed the position and landed some ground and pound including a heavy elbow before the round ended.
In the final round Aguirre looked fatigued and failed at a takedown attempt as Talbott landed strikes. Talbott secured the dominant position again and locked in a rear naked choke to finish the fight.