Alexandre Pantoja could have punched his ticket to a UFC flyweight title shot earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) at UFC Vegas 34 stay on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the veteran fighter stopped rising contender Brandon Royval with a second-round submission (rear-naked choke).
The primary spherical was a wild sequence of leg lock makes an attempt, back-and-forth scrambling, and heavy punches on the toes. It was a battle that ought to have drained every fighter, however Pantoja and Royval saved it going within the second spherical. After some extra exchanges on the toes Pantoja was capable of achieve again management and sink in his hooks. The place allowed Pantoja to lastly management “Uncooked Dawg” and his fast motion, which opened up the window for the rear-naked choke end.
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This victory probably traces Pantoja up for a 3rd combat with present UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno. Pantoja initially defeated Moreno through submission on The Final Fighter again in 2016 earlier than beating him once more by unanimous determination two years later within the UFC. Surging flyweight contender Askar Askarov has accomplished sufficient to earn his personal shot on the belt, however UFC is prone to go together with the recent hand and experience the momentum of Pantoja’s end.
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