UFC Atlantic City Results: Siyar Bahadurzada Earns Impressive Body-Shot KO

UFC Atlantic City Siyar Bahadurzada
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Siyar Bahadurzada earned a big win with an impressive body-shot KO over Luan Chagas at UFC Atlantic City.

Siyar Bahadurzada is an accomplished striker who went 1-2 when he first entered the in 2012. After a two-year hiatus, Bahadurzada has come back a new man, stopping Brandon Thatch and Rob Wilkinson in his last two fights and looks to keep it going at UFC Atlantic City.

Luan Chagas has seen three of four possible endings to fights in his UFC career, fighting to a draw, then going 1-1 in his next two bouts. Overall, the Brazilian is 15-2-1 in his career.

Siyar Bahadurzada landed a big right on Chagas, then caught a kick and landed another huge right en route to a takedown. Bahadurzada controlled Chagas from guard, landing periodic ground and pound.

While Bahadurzada was on top, Chagas exploded from guard and swept his opponent, taking the back of Bahadurzada. Chagas continued to work for a rear-naked choke but Bahadurzada defended well. Bahadurzada temporarily got to his feet, but Chagas was backpacking the whole time and got him down to end the first round.

After Chagas seized momentum in the first round, Bahadurzada attempted to swing things back in his direction while the fight was on the feet. Bahadurzada was winging right hands, and Chagas had a bit more confidence on the feet after dominating the ground game last round.

Bahadurzada landed a heavy combination that forced Chagas to shoot for a takedown. Bahadurzada defended well, landed another combination, then reset to the middle. Chagas ate a front kick to the body that did damage. As Chagas keeled over and fell to the ground, Bahadurzada landed an uppercut that knocked the Brazilian out for good measure.

Siyar Bahadurzada promised more activity in his post-fight interview, and wants to prove he is the best in the division by facing a top 10 opponent at welterweight.

Siyar Bahadurzada def. Luan Chagas by KO (Body Kick and Uppercut) in Round 2 (2:40)