The second battle within the preliminary card of UFC on ESPN: Eye vs Calvillo adopted up a fast end. Nevertheless, Tyson Nam had different concepts as he notched up a fair faster end over Zarrukh Adashev of their Catchweight bout. 

Tyson Nam destroys Zarrukh Adashev within the first spherical

The bout initially set for Bantamweight was transformed right into a Catchweight battle as ‘The Lion’ missed weight on Friday. He got here in 2.5 kilos over the 136 lbs Bantamweight restrict. 

In his UFC debut, the Uzbek fighter started feeling his opponent and went in for the tried and examined method of leg kicks. Nevertheless, Nam wasn’t having any of it as he instantly nailed ‘The Lion’ with a proper fist to his left cheek to ship him crashing to the canvas simply 32 seconds into the battle. 

It wasn’t an auspicious begin for Adashev who headed into the battle after being fined 20% of his payment. However Nam was emotional as the choice was introduced. He competed in MMA for 14 years in numerous promotions. Nevertheless, he solely obtained his huge break final yr and debuted within the UFC.

At UFC Battle Night time: Rodriguez vs Stephens he fell to Sergio Pettis. Earlier this yr at UFC Battle Night time: Felder vs Hooker he misplaced to Kai Kara-France. Each defeats got here by way of unanimous choice. This might have been a motive Nam went for the short end. 

At 36, Nam is aware of time is working out rapidly for him to make a mark within the UFC. Alternatively, ‘The Lion’ suffered his 2nd total loss however at 27, he shall be trying to make a fast turnaround. 

One of many issues he shall be searching for is to defend in opposition to an opponent going for a fast knockout. Nevertheless, regardless of Adashev’s relative inexperience, one can’t take away from Nam’s candy end.

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