WATCH: Melsik Baghdasaryan Flatlines Opponent With a Brutal Headkick at UFC Fight Night-Hall vs Strickland

Published 07/31/2021, 10:57 PM EDT


A middleweight clash between Sean Strickland and Uriah Hall will headline UFC Vegas 33 at the UFC Apex. The card was initially set to feature 15 fights. However, a host of cancelations have meant that the card is now down to 10 fights.

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The main card featured a fight between two newbies in Melsik Baghdasaryan who took on Collin AnglinAnglin made his UFC debut on Dana White’s Contender Series against Muhammadjon Naimov in September 2020. The fight against ‘The Gun’ Baghdasaryan was just his second outing with the UFC. The result, however, did not go his way as Baghdasaryan stopped him in round two of the fight. 

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Melsik Baghdasaryan makes a statement at UFC Vegas 33 

The fight started off well for both men. Given that this was his first fight in the UFC, Baghdasaryan was understandably slow at the start. However, as the fight went on, Baghdasaryan picked up the pace. ‘The Gun’ upped the tempo towards the end of round one and looked comfortable as his shots landed with a pop. 

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The finishing sequence came in the second round. ‘The Gun’ landed a left high-kick that dropped his opponent to the floor. As soon as Anglin hit the floor, Baghdasaryan pounced on him and landed a barrage of punches. Before he could inflict too much damage, the referee stepped in and called the fight.

Over the course of the fight, ‘The Gun’ landed an impressive 51 total strikes with an accuracy of 62%. He also landed an impressive 44 significant strikes with an accuracy of 59%. Baghdasaryan was taken down once during the fight, but was able to get back to his feet with relative ease.

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With the win, Baghdasaryan extended his win streak to 6-0. Furthermore, he is now undefeated since March 2019. ‘The Gun’, who made his UFC debut on Dana White’s Contender Series with a win over Dennis Buzukja in 2020, has now secured a second win in the UFC tonight. 

What did you make of Melsik Baghdasaryan’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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