Ilia Topuria and Ryan Hall faced off earlier tonight (Sat., July 10, 2021) at UFC 264 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hall was his usual mix of range kicks and leg lock attempts, but Topuria waited for his moments and did real damage to score a knockout win in round one.
Outside of a few long distance kicks, Hall wasn’t able to get much done. He rolled towards the legs repeatedly, but Topuria routinely shut those attempts down. Then, he began to punish them, ripping to the body with uppercuts and knees as Hall ducked down. Finally, Topuria got behind Hall during a scramble, allowing him to drop a series of unanswered right hands.
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Ilia Topuria might just be the best prospect at 145 lbs. The Spanish fighter has a jiu-jitsu black belt, quality wrestling, and absolutely THUDDING power in his hands. He’s absolutely one to watch, now 3-0 inside the Octagon.
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