The characteristic bout of Dana White’s Contender Series 45 lived as much as its prime billing.
Undefeated middleweight Gadzhi Omargadzhiev took on Jansey Silva on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, as each had been hoping to safe victory and probably a contract to the UFC from Dana White.
As the 2 had been engaged on the canvas, Omargadzhiev (13-0) started to seize a maintain of Silva’s proper leg. Initially, Silva (7-2) responded by touchdown a tough punch whereas his opponent was nonetheless locking within the maintain, however it didn’t cease the try.
Omargadzhiev continued to crank, and had Silva’s leg bending all types of instructions. A brief second later, he discovered the leverage he wanted and cranked on the kneebar one final time, forcing a speedy faucet from Silva.
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🇷🇺 @Gadzhi_84MMA closing the present with a STATEMENT submission.
— UFC (@ufc) October 27, 2021
The hyperextension of the knee seemed like it might have prompted some structural injury to Silva, however at the least he was in a position to return to his toes and go away the cage underneath his personal energy.
Omargadzhiev earned a UFC contract for his first spherical end as White was impressed along with his efficiency as an undefeated fighter with a world of potential within the middleweight division, even drawing compairson to former UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.