UFC 211: Miocic vs dos Santos II

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Joachim Chrisensen vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov opens the prelims at 205. Christensen lost his UFC debut to Luis Henrique da Silva, but an impressive TKO win over Bojan Mihalovic got him going. Antigulov defeated Marcos Rogerio da Lima in November via first round submission to get his UFC career off to a flying start.

Christensen vs Antigulov. Antigulov is a big big favourite. -450 in US odds. Christensen is 38 years old and has a 4 inch height advantage and 5.5 inches of reach over Antigulov.

And the fight is underway!

Both guys lands nice hard shots early. Antigulov shoots for a takedown and gets it. Christensen almost slips out and takes the back, but position as adjusted about now Antigulov trying to slide to his back against the fence.

Antigulov gets both hooks in from a rather high position and then rolls onto his back. Body lock. Big trouble with a little over 3 minutes left in the round.

Christensen fights up and breaks the lock momentarily. Antigulov wrestles him down, gets the hooks in again, gets under the chin, stretches him out and gets a quick submission. Another very quick finish for the Russian!

Official decision. Gadzhimurad Antigulov by first round submission (rear naked choke) at 2:21 of Round 1.