Five things you may have missed from UFC Fight Night: Costa vs Vettori

Marvin Vettori defeated Paulo Costa by unanimous decision

It's that time of the week again where we look back at some of the best fights from UFC Vegas 41. 

This was one of those cards that might have looked a little thin on paper, but when the chips were down, it delivered when it mattered the most. 

While Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori were the main attraction, there was decent action from the rest of the supporting cast with names like Jessica-Rose Clark, Jai Herbert and Mason Jones all among the winners. 

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Saved by the bell?

In the co-main event, Grant Dawson (17-1-1) and Ricky Glenn (22-6-2) fought to a stalemate, but there was some late drama as the Australian channelled his inner Alexander Volkanovski to survive with seconds to go. 

Dawson clearly won the first two rounds, but Glenn came back firing and had him caught in an anaconda choke late in the third. However, he somehow managed to escape, and lived to tell the tale. 

A fan favourite makes a successful return after a lengthy layoff

Elsewhere, Jessica-Rose Clark shut out Joselyne Edwards on the scorecards after being out for over a year due to injury. The fan favourite was fighting for the first time since her third-round TKO victory over Sarah Alpar in September of last year. 

Clark won the fight at the UFC Apex with a unanimous decision. The judges gave her the win with scores of 30–27, 30–27 and 29–28 in her favour.  

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Alex Caceres' incredible come-from-behind submission win

This fight had it all - submission attempts, knockdowns and illegal knees, capped off by an incredible come-from-behind victory for Alex Caceres. 

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After surviving some early adversity, Caceres (19-12, 1 NC) showed the true heart of a warrior to come back and submit Seung Woo Choi (10-4) in the second round. 

Jai Herbert the last man standing in shootout with Khama Worthy

The first of two British fighters on this list, Jai Herbert knocked out Khama Worthy to secure his first UFC victory after dropping his first two in the Octagon. Herbert was on a two-fight skid prior to the fight with Worthy.  

Speaking after the fight, he said: “I came in the UFC and I came [up short] against two top veterans.

“I came [up] against Khama and I knew I had to get the win to stay in the UFC and I did it.”

Mason Jones outguns David Onama in thrilling slugfest

And last but not least, Mason Jones also picked up his first win in the UFC, courtesy of a unanimous decision over David Onama. 

Onama may have been a short-notice replacement for the injured Alan Patrick, but he gave as good as he got, with Jones landing the more cleaner of the shots to secure his first victory inside the Octagon.  

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