The Combat Island motion continues to ship for UFC followers with Sunday’s card getting off to a blistering begin.
In a card headlined by a blockbuster showdown between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung, it was a Nurmagomedov who stole the limelight early.
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Stated Nurmagomedov went up in opposition to Mark Striegl to kick off the motion and within the blink of an eye fixed, it was throughout.
Striegl had by no means as soon as been knocked out in 21 fights, that spanned over his 11 12 months preventing profession. That each one modified on Sunday.
From the opening bell, Nurmagomedov was aggressive and charged at his opponent earlier than touchdown the devastating left hook that dropped Striegl.
Striegl desperately grabbed onto the leg of Nurmagomedov however monster punches rained down and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the referee stepped in to convey the struggle to an finish.
“Stated Nurmagomedov kicks off an enormous night time in fight sports activities in model. Wow. Drops Mark Striegl with a counter left hand mainly whereas he’s falling backwards, that was loopy. Sub-minute KO,” ESPN’s Brett Okamoto mentioned.
“Mark Striegl had by no means been knocked out in 21 bouts spanning 11+ years. Stated Nurmagomedov destroyed him in lower than a minute. Brutal KO,” MMA reporter Robert Sargent wrote.
“Wow. Stated Nurmagomedov simply brutalised Mark Striegl with some nasty floor and pound.
Emphatic end,” MMA Combating reporter Damon Martin wrote.
GROUND AND POUND RECORD SMASHED
Jun Yong Park simply etched his identify into the UFC document books in his struggle in opposition to John Phillips.
The demolition job noticed him land 258 floor strikes, surpassing the earlier three-round UFC document of 251. Set by Matt Riddle again in 2009.
UFC FIGHT ISLAND 6 MAIN CARD
Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jéssica Andrade
Jimmy Crute vs. Modestas Bukauskas
Claudio Silva vs. James Krause
Thomas Almeida vs. Jonathan Martinez
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Guram Kutateladze
Gillian Robertson def. Poliana Botelho by unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-27 x2)
Jun Yong Park def. John Phillips by unanimous resolution (30-25 x3)
Fares Ziam def. Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Maxim Grishin def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (punches) at 4:58 of spherical 2
Stated Nurmagomedov def. Mark Striegl by TKO (punches) at 0:51 of spherical 1
Initially printed as ‘Brutalised’: Wild knockout stuns followers