UFC Berlin Prelims: Makwan Amirkhani, Mairbek Taisumov Notch Impressive Stoppages

By Mike Sloan Jun 20, 2015
Makwan Amirkhani likes to finish the job early. | Photo: Michal Biel/Sherdog.com

After taking only eight seconds to dispose of Andy Ogle in his UFC debut, featherweight Makwan Amirkhani couldn’t help but spend more time inside the Octagon in the UFC Fight Night “Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne” preliminary headliner.

Masio Fullen certainly lasted longer than Ogle, but not by much. After “Mr. Finland” scored a takedown, he quickly seized his opponent’s back and swiftly locked in a rear-naked choke. Fullen defended for as long as he could but he eventually had no choice to tap out, which he did in just 101 seconds.

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Taisumov dispatched Alves in round two.
Chechnya’s Mairbek Taisumov scored his third consecutive win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the promising lightweight clobbered Alan Patrick Silva Alves in the second round.

Following a competitive opening frame, Patrick missed a takedown attempt and when he sprung back to his feet, he was kicked in the head. Taisumov’s strike was glancing but it did enough damage to take Patrick off his feet and from there, “Beckan” pounded away with punches until referee Kevin Sataki stopped it.

The official time of the TKO came at 1:30 of the second.

UFC Berlin Prelim Results

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Allen took out Omer with a choke.
In other prelim action: featherweight Arnold Allen submitted Alan Omer with a guillotine at 1:41 of the third; Noad Lahat won a majority decision over Niklas Backstrom in a featherweight tilt; Scott Askham knocked out Antonio Dos Santos Jr. with knees at 2:52 of the first at middleweight; lightweight Magomed Mustafaev scored a TKO (doctor stoppage due to a cut) over Piotr Hallmann at 3:24 of the second; and bantamweight Taylor Lapilus stopped Yuta Sasaki via punches in just 86 seconds.


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