He who laughs last laughs best: Shavkat Rakhmonov erased Alex Oliveira’s smile

He who laughs last laughs best: Shavkat Rakhmonov erased Alex Oliveira's smile

Without a doubt, one of the best completions of the night of UFC 254 came from the hand of Shavkat Rakhmonov. The kasajo fighter killed Alex Oliveira in the first round, closing an impressive three minutes for him. The South American always shows a smiling attitude and tries to intimidate his rivals, but this time the technique did not help him and he went home defeated. At the historic UFC event, the preliminaries gave very good images.

Until closing time came, Shavkat it was better, but the Brazilian also had his thing. Both gave good shots and defended the opponent’s attacks very well. Anyway, the contest ended when Alex he wanted to knock down his rival, forgetting the great qualities he had in fighting and jiu-jitsu. The winner automatically took him by the neck, closing the key very well and taking him to the canvas. There, it only took seconds for everything to end.

Alex Oliveira He comes from mixed results, as he has alternated in the last races of his career. Now, you will have to better analyze your strategies for what is coming, just as you did. Shavkat Rakhmonov. The kasajo mentioned the following at the end of the fight: “We knew that he would seek to bring me down at some point, so we did not despair and seize the moment. I’m ready to fight again at the end of the year or early 2021.

The second submission of the night

After good combinations of both, Joel Álvarez was able to close an excellent guillotine. Although he worked hard on it for a long time, he couldn’t finish the first fight of the night in a very good way. Anyway, he continued insisting and then tried with an arm shovel. This was the one that ended up giving him the victory, since Alexander Yakovlev could not escape from it. Thus, the Spanish closed his submission number 16 in 18 fights won.

UFC 254 Partial Results

Main Card

Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje (c).
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier.
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris.
Jacob Malkoun vs. Phillip Hawes.
Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba.


Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa (victory by knockout in the first round).
Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney (unanimous decision win).
Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (victory by submission in the first round)
Da-Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey. (tie).

First preliminaries

Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick (victory by knockout in the first round).
Joel Alvarez (first round submission win) vs. Alexander Yakovlev.

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