UFC 267 Results – Islam Makhachev Submits Dan Hooker With Nasty Kimura

Islam Makhachev continues to raise his stock in the UFC Welterweight division with a first round submission victory over late replacement Dan Hooker in the main card of UFC 267 on Saturday night October 30 the at the Ethiad Arena in Abu Dhabi UAE.

Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) was initially slated to face former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos but the latter picked up an injury in training which carved up the opening for Hooker to step in. However, the Russian wasted no time in finishing to finish him.

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The two started out with somewhat or something looking like a feeling out process and then while they were trying to find their range Makhachev connected a big right hook that stunned hooker, then complemented it with a takedown. Hooker (21-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) was already on the canvas 40 seconds into the fight.

Makhachev was able to get a full mount and worked Hooker, trying to Isolate his arms and take full control. Hooker tried his best to avoid damage but was overpowered from that position. Makhachev then went over Hooker’s head then submitted the former title challenger with a nasty Kimura.

Makhachev was clear about his intent for his next outing and was clear in his words during his Post fight interview. Reminding the UFC, he has nine fights and should be give a title shot in his next outing.

 “How many fights now, nine?” Makhachev asked. “Now I’m ready for a title shot.”

Makhachev is now on a nine fight winning streak which includes submission victories over Drew Dober and Thiago Moises earlier this year and with this victory could end the year with three victories, if he doesn’t want to rumble with another dance partner till next year.

Hooker picked up a unanimous decision over Nasrat Haqparast in his last outing and after efforts of returning to New Zealand, decided to take the fight with Makhachev.

UFC 267 Full Fight Card Results

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