The UFC is back in action tonight live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje. To start the main card, heated rivalry in a long-awaited rematch as Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) and Ion Cutelaba (15-5-1) face off for the second time.
Ankalaev comes out in the southpaw position and Cutelaba in the orthodox position. The first few seconds serve for observation as both fighters circle around each other. Jumping front kick followed by a right hook from Ankalaev. Cutelaba looks to be the aggressor but fails to corner Ankalaev. Cutelaba lands two right hands back to back. Ankalaev answers with a middle kick. Ankalaev counters Cutelaba with a right hook. Both fighters clinch and Cutelaba eats a knee to the body. Left straight lands for Ankalaev as Cutelaba tries to get inside. Ankalaev knocks Cutelaba down with a straight left hand. Ankalaev lands another big left hand that drops Cutelaba. He follows him to the ground and knocks him out with some brutal ground and pound.
Official results: Magomed Ankalaev defeats Ion Cutelaba by K.O at 4m19s of the first round.
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NO CONTROVERSY THIS TIME AROUND!
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