Usman Nurmagomedov kept his undefeated record intact with a dominant first round submission finish over Patrik Pietila in the main card of Bellator 269 on Saturday night October 23rd at the BVT Arena on Moscow.
The undefeated Russian, who is cousin to former UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t waste time in declaring his intent. He went straight up in his mission to earn the finish. Nurmagomedov was able to wrapp his hands for a neck crank but quickly adjusted to a rare naked choke to get the tap at exactly 406 of the opening round.
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The win pushes Nurmagomedov up the 14-0 and the Russian hopes to get better fights especially top 10 fighters in the promotion.
“I wish I could have had [an opponent] from the top 10 to put on a real performance,” Nurmagomedov said. “I’m asking Bellator to give me someone from the top 10 cause the amount of haters are increasing.”
The fight beginning and ending sequence was brutal as the Nurmagomedov, connected a calf kick that visible hurt Patrik Pietila, then sent him to the canvas with a a sampling takedown as he planed on showing off his groundwork.
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Fight Background (Before the Fight)
Usman Nurmagomedov hopes for his second finish when he takes on Veteran fighter Patrik Pietila in the main Card of Bellator 269 on Saturday Oct 24 at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russian.
Usman, cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov is unbeaten and comes into the fight with 11 finishes out of his 13 victories. Usman finish Manny Maro at Bellator 263 after which he immediately called for a fight in his hometown.
Pietila will make his second appearance since signing up with Bellator and with his first ending with a decision loss to Ryan Roddy back in 2019.