UFC 259: Islam Makhachev totally dominates Drew Dober.
Islam Makhachev defeated Drew Dober by way of submission (arm-triangle choke), Spherical 3 – 1:37 at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6, 2021, dwell from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
“I deserved somebody from top-five now. I can’t be quiet. Seven-win streak now, please I want some powerful man. Tony Ferguson, please, I’ll be prepared. I’ll be prepared for anybody,” stated Makhachev.
Dober opened the struggle by attacking Makhachev’s legs, touchdown a pair of leg kicks. Makhachev determined he didn’t wish to get kicked anymore and took Dober down with relative ease. Makhachev managed the rest of the spherical, shifting from facet mount to full mount and forcing Dober to defend your entire time. Dober made an try and get again to his ft however virtually gave up his again. Makhachev transitioned to an armbar that Dober was in a position to defend earlier than the horn ended the spherical.
Makhachev went for an additional takedown. Dober initially defended it however in the end ended up on the bottom once more. Up towards the fence, Dober tried to make use of it to his benefit however Makhachev was in a position to pull him off of the fence and get on high. Makhachev landed a number of huge elbows as he controlling virtually your entire 5 minutes of the spherical.
Dober entered the third spherical understanding that he was going to want a end to win. Makhachev landed a knee after which overpowered Dober, bringing him to the canvas once more. Dober landed some good elbows from the underside however Makhachev continued to use stress. From half guard, Makhachev utilized an arm-triangle choke that ultimately pressured Dober to faucet out.
It took virtually 5 years however Makhachev and Dober lastly fought. The 2 had been initially scheduled to struggle on April 16, 2016, however the struggle was canceled after Makhachev failed a drug check.
Saturday’s struggle was the primary in a 12 months and a half for Makhachev. COVID-19 and a staph an infection delayed Makhachev’s return to the Octagon. The Russian was the UFC’s 14th ranked light-weight and appears like he shall be a future champion after his dominating efficiency.
Dober entered UFC 259 on a three-fight successful streak, successful all three fights by knockout. The loss is a step again for Dober, who was utterly outclassed however may have the chance to bounce again in his subsequent struggle.
UFC 259 passed off on Saturday, March 6, 2021, dwell from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided for all of your dwell information and highlights.