Undefeated Russian fighter Sharabutdin Magomedov made a successful debut under the world’s strongest league banner at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi with a dominant victory over Brazilian Bruno Silva.
The middleweight bout, which opened the early preliminary card of the numbered event, went the full distance, with the judges giving “Share Bullet” the victory by unanimous 30-27 decision at the end of three rounds.
Already in the first round, the Russian knocked out his opponent’s legs with devastating lowkicks, and in the second five-minute period he began to shoot the Brazilian by choice, in connection with which the former M-1 champion had to urgently change tactics and look for salvation in the parterre. Nevertheless, even while on his back, Magomedov continued to be active, battering his opponent with elbows, side kicks and uppercuts.
At the beginning of the final round Silva again managed to hold a tekdown, but the Russian again actively worked in the parterre, and even managed to stand up, however, missed a desperate throw of the opponent and again found himself down. Closer to the final siren, Magomedov got back up and managed to land several heavy punches on the Brazilian before the final bell interrupted his furious attack.