Tagir Ulanbekov chokes Nate Maness out early at UFC Vegas 64

Tagir Ulanbekov chokes Nate Maness out early at UFC Vegas 64

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, November 5, 2022, for UFC Vegas 64, headlined by a pair of women’s strawweight contenders in no. 3 ranked Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) and no. 7 ranked Amanda Lemos (12-2-1).

Co-headlining the event is a welterweight contest between Neil Magny (26-9) and Daniel Rodriguez (17-2).

Our second bout on the main card tonight, following Grant Dawson versus Mark Madsen, was a flyweight encounter between former FNG & GF flyweight champion Tagir Ulanbekov (13-2) and former TKO bantamweight champion Nate Maness (14-2).

Ulanbekov came into tonight’s bout having gone 2-1 thus far into his UFC tenure, most recently coming off a defeat to Tim Elliott. Maness on the other hand had gone 3-1 thus far into his UFC career, most recently being submitted by Umar Nurmagomedov.

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Continue reading to see how this epic flyweight encounter went down:

Official Result: Tagir Ulanbekov def. Nate Maness via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:11 of round one

Maness comes out throwing heavy leather, looking to land his overhand right. He follows the second one up with a left hook, before going to the body with another hook. Only the shovel hook of which landed.

Ulanbekov then shoots in on a takedown and puts Maness on his back quite handily.

Maness is working his way up, but Ulanbekov capitalizes beautifully and wraps up a modified guillotine choke along the fence. Maness tries to defend for a time, but is ultimately forced to tap, marking his second straight defeat via first round submission against a Russian opponent.

Tagir Ulanbekov got back to his winning ways tonight at UFC Vegas 64, defeating a solid and skilled opponent in Nate Maness.

This was Ulanbekov’s first finish inside the octagon. Who would you like to see him face next?

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