UFC Vegas 6 Results: Nasrat Haqparast Dominates Alex Munoz On Feet

Nasrat Haqparast, UFC Vegas 6
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 08: (R-L) Nasrat Haqparast of Germany punches Alexander Munoz in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

It was all Nasrat Haqparast when he took on Alex Munoz at UFC Vegas 6, winning all three rounds on every scorecard against his wrestling-minded opponent.

Germany’s Nasrat Haqparast traveled to Morocco to prepare for octagon newcomer Alex Munoz. Saturday at UFC Vegas 6, he’d find out if the trip was worth it.

Munoz was making his debut in a roundabout sort of way. He’d appeared on the Contender Series against the “Notorious” Nick Newell, winning the fight on an ACL, but being shut out of a UFC contract. One fight later, the Team Alpha Male product was in the spotlight again, this time on Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight series.

The second time was the charm, with Munoz being brought into the UFC. And given a considerable challenge in Haqparast for his debut.

Munoz started the fight exactly how he wanted to, hitting a blast double leg that got Haqparast down. Haqparast worked his way up in the clinch, then was hit below the belt with a knee. After action resumed, Haqparast caught Munoz with a pair of uppercuts as the latter shot for a takedown. It seemed that Haqparast found his rhythm after the pause. Munoz couldn’t touch Haqparast, failing on a good number of takedown attempts and paying for it each time. Munoz threw a flying knee toward the end of the round and was caught by a counter right hand.

It was more of the same in round two, with Haqparast simply too quick for Munoz. Munoz was cracked by a combination that rocked him and sent him stumbling to the cage. Haqparast was really opening up in the second round, winging absolute bombs towards Munoz. Munoz displayed some toughness, but was outmatched by the power and speed of Haqparast. The takedown attempts stopped coming from Munoz as Haqparast continued punching away.

A stiff combination started the third round for Haqparast. A lead right hand landed for Munoz followed by a telegraphed takedown attempt. A bit of a messy scramble happened after another Munoz takedown attempt, but Haqparast stayed on his feet. A winging right hand landed for Haqparast and Munoz kept coming forward. A few punches landed for Munoz, but nothing significant enough to change the tides of the contest. Haqparast cracked him with a few right hands and continued to land hard. Late in the round, Haqparast staggered Munoz, but he was able to survive. A fantastic performance by Haqparast.

Nasrat Haqparast def. Alex Munoz by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)