UFC Austin: Damir Ismagulov Takes Majority Decision Over Kutateladze In Striking Battle

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Damir Ismagulov, Guram Kutateladze, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-InsDamir Ismagulov, Guram Kutateladze, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-Ins. Credit: UFC/YouTube

Austin,TX – The UFC lightweight part continues to amusement disconnected high-level endowment and 2 returning fighters faced-off connected the main paper information of UFC Austin arsenic Damir Ismagulov took connected Guram Kutateladze connected Saturday night.

Ismagulov (23-1) returned aft a year-long layoff looking to proceed his undefeated UFC stint. He came into Austin coming disconnected a determination triumph implicit Rafael Alves successful May 2021.

Kutateladze (12-2) past fought successful 2020 wherever helium took a split-decision triumph implicit Mateusz Gamrot. Following his UFC debut the Georgian combatant withdrew from bouts owed to a genu wounded and country that followed.

Round 1 began with some men measuring each different up, but it took nary clip for Kutateladze to statesman a barrage of combinations. Each combo ended with a limb footwear successful existent Muay Thai fashion. Ismagulov employed a jab-heavy onslaught successful bid to spot what Kutateladze was throwing. Kutateladze was wounded Ismagulov astatine 1 constituent going disconnected with combinations and forcing his hostile to sprout and clinch. After a mates scrambles some men finishes the circular connected the feet.

Round 2 was a high-level striking conflict arsenic Ismagulov took connected a consciousness of urgency aft apt dropping the archetypal round. This clip helium did not let Kutateladze to pb the creation and chose to proceed to usage the jab to acceptable up attacks. Kutateladze began to person occupation mounting up his ain attacks with the jabs landing astatine a precocious complaint for Ismagulov. By the extremity of the circular Kutateladze was wearing the harm caused by Ismagulov.

Round 3 began accelerated and furious with Kutateladze going aft Ismagulov again, but it did not past precise long. Ismagulov took power of the creation erstwhile again, but with some men knowing however adjacent the combat was they enactment connected a high-level striking battle. With 8 seconds near Herb Dean called clip retired for what looked similar a genu to the caput aft a scramble connected the crushed from Kutateladze. Ismagulov took astir 30 seconds and past said helium was acceptable to go. 8 seconds near connected the timepiece and some men fired disconnected until the horn sounded.

With specified a adjacent combat cipher envied the judges entrusted with deciding the winner.

Official Result: Damir Ismagulov def. Guram Kutateladze via Majority Decision (28-28, 29-28, 30-27)