UFC Fight Island 8 has produced a handful of exciting finishes today (Weds., Jan. 20, 2021) at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, including the slick arm-triangle choke Omari Akhmedov scored over veteran middleweight Tom Breese on the “Chiesa vs. Magny” main card on ESPN and ESPN+.
Akhmedov, 33, improved to 21-5-1 with the victory over the 29 year-old Breese, who slips to 12-3 in defeat. This was a nice rebound fight for the Dagestani middleweight after coming up short in his bout against former 185-pound champion Chris Weidman last August.
“Wolverine” is likely to maintain his ranking (No. 13) when the new list is compiled later next week, but after winning four of his last five, a spot in the Top 10 seems like it’s only a matter of time, assuming Akhmedov continues his winning ways.
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