The UFC hosted a big gala from Saturday night to Sunday with the number 288, and in addition to the big stars on the main card, we also saw some new discoveries. One of them is Ikram Aliskerov, who finished his rival in cold blood in his debut.
The eyes of the fans were mainly on the main card and the main event of Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo during UFC 288, however, new fighters of the organization also asked for attention.
In particular, Ikram Aliskerov provided a moment that deserves mention. After earning his UFC contract last September with a win on Dana White’s Contender Series, he has now made his UFC debut.
The man, who has so far only been challenged by the more famous Khamzat Chimaev, who knocked him out in the first round back in the Brave organization in 2019, was looking to build on his streak of five straight wins.
Alisker’s opponent was Phil Hawes, who has been a member of the UFC since 2020. Prior to the fight with the Russian fighter, he had six fights in the organization with a record of 4-2. However, he lost his last fight, so he was highly motivated to go for the win now.
However, he was pretty unlucky as Aliskerov didn’t give him much time and in fact no big chance. After two minutes and ten seconds it was all over when the Russian hit a grenade that sent the American fighter into dreamland.
The Dagestan native was slightly better and more active throughout the short fight. He landed more punches, especially the significant ones.
Aliskerov now has a record of 14-1 and hinted at interesting potential. He has won five times by KO/TKO and five times by submission.
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