Andreas Michailidis picked up his first UFC victory over KB Bhullar at the UFC Vegas 25 prelims.
Middleweights KB Bhullar and Andreas Michailidis took center stage on the UFC Vegas 25 prelims. Bhullar was looking to get his first win in the UFC after coming off his UFC debut back in 2020, a loss to Tom Breese. His opponent, Andreas Michailidis, was also looking to get his first UFC victory after getting stopped by Modestas Bukauskas in his freshman outing in the promotion in 2020.
Michailidis opened up swinging big, looking to get the knockout early against Bhullar. Throwing massive winging shots, Michailidis did hurt Bhullar halfway through the round, but Bhullar ended up getting into the clinch and got a chance to breathe for a minute. However, he didn’t breathe for long as Michailidis landed a huge head kick and flurry, before getting a big takedown and getting Bhullar’s back. Michailidis landed some ground and pound before going for the choke, however, time ran out and we would see a round two.
Bhullar landed a devastating strike early in round two, however it was an illegal one, landing a hard groin strike right as the round began. After a brief rest, the two were right back at it. Michailidis went right back to pressuring him right after the break, however, looking to land more winging blows as he was swinging for the fences. Bhullar started to find some offense of his own, however, finding a nice home for the body kick and low kicks near the end of the round.
Bhullar came out with the same strategy in round three, mixing up the body kicks and low kicks and occasionally landing a jab or two upstairs. Michailidis was a little bit more restrained early but it wasn’t long before he was swinging for the fences once again. Bhullar was making Michailidis leg a little red but wasn’t landing anything too hard-hitting, but by the third round, Michailidis wasn’t landing much of substance either. However, Bhullar landed another devastating groin strike in the third, his hardest strike of the round. The two soon went to a decision.
Andreas Michailidis def. KB Bhullar by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)