Ramiz Brahimaj captured his first UFC win earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) at UFC Vegas 34 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the welterweight prospect cruised past Sasha Palatnikov with a first-round submission (rear-naked choke).
It didn’t take Brahimaj long to move inside and put Palatnikov on his back. It took even less time for Brahimaj to score full mount and turn Palatnikov over. Once that happened it was easy for Brahimaj to sink his arms under the chin and squeeze for dear life. Palatnikov fought the hands admirably, but he eventually went to sleep.
Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.
This is a massive performance for Brahimaj after coming up short against Max Griffin in his Octagon debut back in Nov. 2020. The 28-year-old prospect has a serious ground game and some powerful hands to boot so it will be exciting to see what Brahimaj can do against some better ranked opposition at 170 pounds.
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