The event is to be headlined by a pair of ranked lightweight killers in Arman Tsarukyan (no. 11) and Mateusz Gamrot (no. 12), and co-headlined by welterweight contenders Neil Magny (no. 10) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (no. 15).
Early on the main card came a bantamweight bout between two absolute studs in Nate Maness (14-1, 3-0 UFC) and Umar Nurmagomedov (14-0, 2-0 UFC).
Continue reading to see how this epic 135 lb clash went down:
Official Result: Umar Nurmagomedov def. Nate Maness via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Maness tries to get his boxing going early on, but Nurmagomedov’s defense holds up. A tie up occurs, where Nurmagomedov takes Maness down with an inside trip and remains on top for the rest of the round.
Nurmagomedov secures a single leg in the second and absolutely dominates Maness through the middle stretch as well, securing mount toward the end of the round. Nurmagomedov then starts the third on his feet and lands a nasty head kick, followed by a front kick to the face.
Maness is incredibly durable however and remained unfazed.
Nurmagomedov then secures another single leg in the middle of the round and remains in Maness’ guard for the remainder of it.
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