The opening main card bout on UFC Fight Night 37 is a welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Omari Akhmedov. Nelson is looking to improve to 3-0 in his UFC career after posting wins over Damarques Johnson and Jorge Santiago. Akhmedov is making his sophomore UFC appearance after knocking out Thiago Perpétuo in the first round.
Check out the play-by-play and fight’s result below:
Welterweight Bout: Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1) vs. Omari Akhmedov (12-2)
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to start the bout. Akhmedov throwing strong leg kicks to start the bout. Akhmedov lands a hard overhand right. Nelson very patient early. Nelson drops Akhmedov with a straight left and goes directly into mount! Akhmedov bleeding from his cheek. Nelson with a hard elbows from the top. Strong strikes from Nelson. Akhmedov is surviving but not much else. Nelson unloading with elbows. Nelson gets pushed into Akhmedov’s guard but immediately transitions into side-control. Akhmedov tries to get up but gets caught in a guillotine choke and taps immediately. Gunnar Nelson is dangerous.
Result: Gunnar Nelson def. Omari Akhmedov via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:36 of round one.
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