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Said Nurmagomedov produced his best performance to date earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., when the bantamweight prospect steamrolled Octagon newcomer Mark Striegl via first-round knockout (punches).
Nurmagomedov came out of the gate strong with kicks to the body and legs. Once Striegl closed the distance Nurmagomedov was able to clip him with a short left hook. Striegl was hurt for a brief second and that was all Said needed to launch heavy combinations into ground-and-pound that eventually put the Filipino fighter out.
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With this performance, Nurmagomedov gets back into the UFC win column after losing a decision to Raoni Barcelos last December. Nurmagomedov has quietly shown improvements each and every time he steps inside of the Octagon and this finish proves his power at 135 pounds is on another level.
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