Shavkat Rakhmonov storms through Carlston Harris at UFC Vegas 47
Shavkat Rakhmonov comes up big in Vegas
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, February 5, 2022 for UFC Vegas 47, headlined by middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland.
Co-headlining the event is also a middleweight contest, this one between rising prospects Puna Soriano and Nick Maximov.
Our feature bout of the evening came between talented 170 lb finishers Shavkat Rakhmonov and Carlston Harris.
Rakhmonov is 14-0 coming in, while Harris is 17-4 on a five-fight win, and finish streak. Both are also 2-0 inside the UFC octagon coming in tonight.
Continue reading to see how this epic welterweight clash went down:
Official Result: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Carlston Harris via KO (spinning wheel kick & punches) at 4:10 of round one
Rakhmonov is looking incredibly calculated straight away, as he always does. He’s so well rounded, yet he’s so calm and cerebral as well. His timing is always correct, and he’s incredibly technical.
He tries taking Harris down, but Harris’ strong hips stop him from it. Harris really is a great athlete that much is evident.
Now that they’re back to striking range, Rakhmonov throws, and lands, a nasty spinning wheel kick, which drops Harris in his tracks. A few follow up punches were necessary to ensure Harris was unconscious, and there we have it. Shavkat Rakhmonov is now 15-0, and he just picked up his third straight victory, and finish in the UFC.
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