Movsar Evloev

Movsar Evloev handily out-classes Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 56

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, June 4, 2022, for UFC Vegas 56, going down live from the Apex Center in Enterprise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a heavyweight bout between former Bellator & M-1 Global champion Alexander Volkov (no. 7) and multi-time world kickboxing champion Jairzinho Rozenstruik (no. 8).

Co-headlining the event was a featherweight contest between a pair of ranked contenders in Dan Ige (no. 10) and Movsar Evloev (no. 13).

Continue reading to see how this epic featherweight bout went down:

Official Result: Movsar Evloev def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Ige opens up the bout with a nice overhand right that stumbles Evloev backward, before the two begin trading on the feet. Evloev is able to land a vicious flying knee midway through the round that stunned Ige badly, but he’s unable to secure a finish.

Evloev does however start to use his wrestling after this, securing the first round with it.

Evloev lands another flying knee in the second, though this one wasn’t quite as flush.

It landed nonetheless, and he remains quite perfect throughout the second round as well. He secures a another takedown toward the end of the round and would appear to be up 20-18 going into the third and final round.

The undefeated Russian prospect continues to show what a technician he is, as he drags Ige to the mat and secures his back just 30 seconds into the third.

He isn’t able to keep it, but he is able to take Ige down a couple more times and remain in top position for merely the entire round.

Movsar Evloev improves to 16-0 (6-0 UFC) as a professional with this victory, and at just 28 years of age, the former M-1 Global bantamweight champion’s future is looking incredibly bright.

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Brady Ordway
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