Jack Shore submits Makwan Amirkhani late in the second at UFC 286
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, March 18, 2023, for UFC 286, going down live from the o2 Arena in London, England.
Headlining the event is a welterweight championship bout between Leon Edwards (20-3, 1 NC) and Kamaru Usman (20-2), the third time these two squared off inside the octagon.
Co-headlining the event is a lightweight contest between no. 3 ranked former title challenger Justin Gaethje (23-4) and no. 6 ranked fellow knockout artist Rafael Fiziev (12-1).
Headlining the preliminary card was a featherweight bout between a pair of stud grapplers in former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Jack Shore (17-1) and Makwan Amirkhani (17-9).
Continue reading to see how this featherweight clash went down:
Official Result: Jack Shore def. Makwan Amirkhani via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round two
Shore initiates a takedown along the fence before being reversed. The two spend the first couple minutes of the bout pummeling one another in a battle for underhooks before they are back to striking range.
Amirkhani secures a takedown in the middle of the octagon midway through the opening round and remains in Shore’s guard until the bell sounds.
Amirkhani is noticeably fatigued at the start of the second, and Shore begins to really pick him apart in this round. By time Shore secures a takedown with about two minutes left in the middle stretch, he’d out-struck Amirkhani 20-4 in those three minutes.
Shore soon after secures mount and looks for an arm-triangle choke. Once that doesn’t work, he reigns down some ground and pound and takes Amirkhani’s back, sinking in the rear naked choke finish late in the second.
After suffering the first defeat of his young career, Jack Shore rebounds with a submission victory over a stud grappler in his new division of 145 lbs.
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