Francis Ngannou defeated Cyril Gan, a famous fighter was stabbed to death in Brazil, and Oleg Taktarov was beaten in Mexico. MK-Sport talks about the main events in the world of mixed martial arts over the past week.
Ngannou and Figueiredo victories
Anaheim (USA) hosted the UFC 270 tournament. In the main fight of the show, Frenchman Francis Ngannou defeated compatriot Cyril Gan by unanimous decision , inflicting his first defeat in his career. Thus, Ngannou made a successful first defense of the organization’s heavyweight championship belt.
Curiously, it was not promotion president Dana White who entered the octagon to award the champion , but a completely different person. The American media write that there is a conflict between White and Ngannou due to disagreements over a new contract. The Frenchman said that he no longer wants to fight for 600 thousand dollars, and asked to write in the contract a clause according to which he will be able to compete in professional boxing. The UFC does not want to go to such conditions. Ngannou’s contract is valid until the end of 2022.
In the second most important duel, the trilogy ended between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno . The third fight ended with the victory of the Brazilian by unanimous decision. He returned the flyweight championship belt and announced that he was ready to have a fourth fight with Moreno, but already in Mexico.
It is also worth highlighting the fourth victory in the promotion of the Russian Said Nurmagomedov , who fights in the bantamweight division. In 47 seconds, he defeated American Cody Stamann with a guillotine choke. For this victory, he received a $50,000 bonus from the promotion. On Tuesday, the UFC is due to update its ratings, Nurmagomedov will rise to the top 15 of his division.
Former MMA fighter, UFC 6 winner Oleg Taktarov was beaten in Mexico. According to him, he stood up for the girl near one of the hotels. Ten people attacked Taktarov, who beat him with a baseball bat, tied his legs with fishing line, and handcuffed his hands.
“I will Survive. I have a lot of material, I can tell you what can await tourists in Latin American countries. I’m waiting for a big team. Together we will save many lives. This is good science for our carefree tourists, of whom there are many. They would return all the guards from an extraordinary rest, I would meet in the UFC octagon with these guards. I would meet them, but only without chains and handcuffs , ”Taktarov said in a video message on Instagram.
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