Islam Makhachev We got off to a great start in 2021.
Rising UFC lightweight candidate to attend the clinic on Saturday night and outperform Drew Dober on Saturday UFC 259 Pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Makhachev (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) removed Dover (23-10 MMA, 9-6 UFC) two rounds and submitted him with an arm triangle at the 1:37 mark in Round 3.
The lightweight match was part of the UFC 259 main card at UFC Apex. It aired on pay-per-view following ESPN’s qualifying and ESPN +’s early qualifying.
It was a vintage performance of Makhachev.
This 29-year-old boy reduced Dober’s seconds in every round, took full control of the action, constantly looking for submissions, and put Dober in survival mode. Makhachev sank from the half-guard to the arm triangle, not until the third round and several subsequent submission attempts, and Dover was forced to tap out.
Makhachev, a close friend and teammate of retired UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, is considered one of the most promising up-and-coming candidates in the lightweight division.
The 29-year-old has won six straight games since his only professional defeat in 2015. Makhachev hasn’t played since September 2019, as the UFC has been out of service for several months due to several game cancellations and a pandemic.
The latest UFC259 results are as follows:
- Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober by Submission (Triangle Choke) – Round 3, 1:37
- Alexander Rakitch def. Thiago Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Dominick Cruz def. Casey Kenney by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Kyler Phillips def. Song Yadong (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) by unanimous decision
- Askar Askarov def. Joseph Benavidez (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) by unanimous decision
- Kaikara-France def. Rogerio Bontrin (Punch) via TKO – Round 1, 4:55
- Tim Elliott def. Jordan Espinosa (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) by unanimous decision
- Kennedy Nzechukwudef. Carlos Ulberg (Punch) via TKO – Round 2, 3:19
- Shawn Brady def. Submitted Jake Matthews (Triangle Choke) – Round 3, 3:28
- Amanda Remos def. Livina Souza (Punch) via TKO – Round 1, 3:39
- Uros Medic def. Aalon Cruz via TKO – Round 1, 1:40
- Trevin Jones def. Mario Boutista (Punch) via TKO – Round 2, 0:47
– MMA Sports
Islam Makhachev smashes Drew Dober with submission victory
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