Ikram Aliskerov caught the eye of MMA followers worldwide by pulling off a history-making kimura end within the UFC’s Dana White Contender Sequence.
The Dagestani from the identical area as light-weight legend Khabib Nurmagomedov wanted simply over two minutes to execute a faultless jiu-jitsu transfer on Brazilian foe Mario Sousa of their middleweight bout on the UFC’s Apex in Las Vegas.
Sousa had efficiently fended off two takedown makes an attempt from Aliskerov, however the Russian’s onslaught proved an excessive amount of and the kimura was executed to perfection.
On social media, Aliskerov acquired reward from the best of locations when Nurmagomedov shared a reel of the submission on Instagram and added the caption “you earned it” in Russian.
Because of his win, UFC hopeful Aliskerov improved to 13-1 with the one defeat of his profession coming in opposition to Khamzat Chimaev when each males have been with the Courageous FC promotion in 2019.
Ought to the 29-year-old proceed on this vogue, nevertheless, it’s doable he will get the possibility to precise revenge on Chechen-based Swede Chimaev within the elite promotion sooner or later.
Aliskerov was certainly one of 5 winners on Tuesday night time to be a handed a UFC deal by promotion chief Dana White.
“He got here in, fast, simple… his solely loss ever is to Khamzat Chimaev,” stated White of Aliskerov after his victory.
“The one kimura ever [in Contender Series history] and one of many grossest kimuras I’ve ever seen, so welcome to the UFC,” added White.
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