A 22-year-old native of Dagestan, Muhammad Mokaev, extended his winning streak in the strongest league in the world to four fights, defeating the Brazilian Zhafel Filho ahead of schedule at UFC 286 in London.
The flyweight bout, which opened the preliminary card of the numbered British event, ended at 4:32 of the third round with Mokaev’s victory with a broken neck. Before finishing the opponent, Mokaev managed to extricate himself from a difficult situation by preventing Filho from finishing the fight with a knee lever.
After referee Herb Dean stopped the fight, it became clear that the Brazilian was as close as possible to defeating Mokaev, who stepped on his injured leg with great difficulty.
Forcing Zhafel Filho to surrender, the undefeated Muhammad Mokaev won the tenth professional victory in his career, and the Brazilian suffered his first setback in six years.