‘Brutalised’: Wild knockout stuns fans
The Fight Island action continues to deliver for UFC fans with Sunday’s card getting off to a blistering start.
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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Said Nurmagomedov went up against Mark Striegl to kick off the action and in the blink of an eye, it was all over.
Striegl had never once been knocked out in 21 fights, that spanned over his 11 year fighting career. That all changed on Sunday.
From the opening bell, Nurmagomedov was aggressive and charged at his opponent before landing the devastating left hook that dropped Striegl.
Striegl desperately grabbed onto the leg of Nurmagomedov but monster punches rained down and it wasn’t long before the referee stepped in to bring the fight to an end.
“Said Nurmagomedov kicks off a big night in combat sports in style. Wow. Drops Mark Striegl with a counter left hand basically while he’s falling backwards, that was crazy. Sub-minute KO,” ESPN’s Brett Okamoto said.
“Mark Striegl had never been knocked out in 21 bouts spanning 11+ years. Said Nurmagomedov destroyed him in less than a minute. Brutal KO,” MMA reporter Robert Sargent wrote.
Said Nurmagomedov got #UFCFightIsland6 started with a quick finish 😯 pic.twitter.com/EFq1hpT4tE
“Wow. Said Nurmagomedov just brutalised Mark Striegl with some nasty ground and pound.
Emphatic finish,” MMA Fighting reporter Damon Martin wrote.
Just vicious!!! #UFCFightIsland6
GROUND AND POUND RECORD SMASHED
Jun Yong Park just etched his name into the UFC record books in his fight against John Phillips.
The demolition job saw him land 258 ground strikes, surpassing the previous three-round UFC record of 251. Set by Matt Riddle back in 2009.
DC broke the telestrator trying to show all of Jun Yong Park's strikes 😂 #UFCFightIsland6 pic.twitter.com/guq6aGIov7
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
Guram Kutateladze def. Mateusz Gamrot by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Gillian Robertson def. Poliana Botelho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27 x2)
Jun Yong Park def. John Phillips by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)
Fares Ziam def. Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Maxim Grishin def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (punches) at 4:58 of round 2
Said Nurmagomedov def. Mark Striegl by TKO (punches) at 0:51 of round 1
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