Movsar Evloev showed why he’s a future featherweight title contender with a smothering unanimous decision victory over Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 56 tonight.
Evloev showed that he’s not only one of the most dominant grapplers in the division, but also a threat on the feet. The Russian gained the upper hand in round one, landing a flying knee and heavy strikes, before slamming Ige to the canvas. Round two saw both fighters land some big strikes before Evloev got the takedown and proceeded to land a few nasty strikes from on top.
In round three, Evloev took Ige’s back early and stuck to him like glue for the rest of the fight to round out a one-sided decision win. In his post-fight interview, the 28-year-old called out the featherweight division’s other rising star, Brendan Allen.
The victory extends Evloev’s unbeaten record to 16 wins, six of which have come in the UFC. After besting #10 ranked featherweight Ige, we can expect the #13-ranked Evloev to enter the division’s top ten in the coming days.
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Movsar Evloev is now unbeaten in 16 pro MMA fights.
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