One of the fights of the UFC 264 preliminary card has just ended in Las Vegas, in which the thirteenth middleweight Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) shared the octagon with the veteran of the promotion Brad Tavares (18-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC).
The first round was held with varying success for both fighters: Akhmedov initially clung to his opponent well in the rack, but gradually Tavares began to hit more often, simultaneously beating off the Russian’s front leg. After making several takedowns, which did not bring much success, Akhmedov slowed down a lot by the middle of the fight, but still continued to charge into each blow.
In the final segment, Akhmedov, who had lost all his strength, only walked around the octagon, allowing Tavares to work more as the first number. Having found a convenient distance for himself, the American worked more and more confidently with a jab, and even managed to seriously shake his opponent towards the end with another series of punches, but he did not manage to finish the finish.
Result: Brad Tavares defeated Omari Akhmedov by a split decision of the judge