Australian Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro picked up his third UFC win tonight, submitting Saparbek Safarov in the first round of their bout at UFC 221.
The fight started with a high pace, and Safarov looked good, scoring an early takedown. After getting back to his feet, Pedro looked loose, and started to enforce his game plan; before long, he had hurt the Russian and started to pick his opponent apart from the outside.
The beginning of the end was the moment Safarov attempted a takedown against the cage. Pedro countered, grabbing a kimura grip, and eventually forcing the 31-year-old to tap.
Pedro moves to 7-1 with the win, and rebounds from his first professional loss. Safarov has now lost two fights in a row, and still remains winless in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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