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UFC Vegas 57 video: Shavkat Rakhmonov calls out ‘Wonderboy’ after tapping Neil Magny with nasty guillotine choke

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Shavkat Rakhmonov continued to live up to the hype by passing his final test after defeating Neil Magni in the UFC Vegas 57 co-main event.

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The undefeated welterweight dominated from start to finish and ended his performance with a late guillotine choke that forced Magni to submit. The end came at 4:58 of the second round as Rakhmonov moved to 16-0 in his career, with all 16 wins coming by knockout or submission.

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See his Magni finish above.

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After his latest win, Rakhmonov wasted no time in naming a two-time title challenger as his next opponent.

“Neil Magny is good, so I took my time,” Rakhmonov said. “I didn’t rush. I knew I was winning, so I took my time. I take my time, I look for an opportunity, and as soon as it presents itself, I capitalize on it.

“Dana White, do you remember my name, I am a future champion. One or two years I am the UFC champion. Stephen Thompson, he’s next. Good fight.”

Magni instantly kicked, and Rakhmonov caught him and knocked him to the ground in the first minute of the fight. Rakhmonov quickly dominated the canvas, aiming to land punches while making sure Manyi stayed under him.

Rakhmonov eventually straightened up and began to unleash punches on Magni, who was stuck on defense with a monstrously strong welterweight above him. Despite all his successes, Rakhmonov is still methodical in his attacks, which is why he never let Manyi escape.

Having found success in the fight, Rakhmonov immediately returned to this weapon in the second round, when he hooked on the clinch, moved to a body lock, and then brought Magni to the ground again. From there, the undefeated prospect looked to set up submissions, yet continued to land punches every time Magni opened the way for him.

Manyi did everything possible to change position or get off the bottom, but Rakhmonov was relentless, continuing to attack at every turn.

As the second round drew to a close, Rakhmonov decided to hunt for a guillotine choke, and as soon as he grabbed his neck, he went into defense to lock in the submission, with Magni tapping just before the horn blew.

Rakhmonov, along with Khamzat Chimaev, looked like two of the brightest prospects in the welterweight division since reigning champion Kamaru Usman joined the UFC. This latest win will surely propel Rakhmonov up the rankings as he continues on his path to title contention in the future.



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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