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Highlights! Zhalgas Zhumagulov rallies, strangles Jerome Rivera with neck-twisting guillotine | UFC 264

UFC 264: Zhumagulov v Rivera Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Zhalgas Zhumagulov and Jerome Rivera faced off earlier tonight (Sat., July 10, 2021) at UFC 264 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Zhumagulov wound up strangling his foe in the very first round.

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Early on, things were not going well for Zhumagulov! Rivera looked far bigger, and he was using that range advantage well with heavy kicks. However, a left hand from Zhumagulov stunned his opponent, creating the opening for a deep guillotine choke. Rivera’s neck was all twisted up, forcing the tap.

Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

This was Zhumagulov’s first victory in three trips to the Octagon. However, it’s worth-noting that his previous losses were closely contested, and they showed real potential. Fortunately, UFC gave him another chance tonight, and he was able to capitalize in a major way!

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