BREAKING: UFC Featherweight Mirsad Bektic Retires From MMA

Published 07/14/2021, 1:03 PM EDT


Mirsad Bektic is a featherweight fighter who made his UFC debut on April 19, 2014. According to Triangle TV, the 30-year-old Bosnian fighter will no longer compete as a MMA fighter. After 10 long years, Bertic has finally decided to hang his gloves for the good. He suffered three consecutive defeats, which could have been a major reason behind his retirement. But Bektic will remain active because he plans to continue his contributions as a coach and a nutritionist.

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The post shared by triangle tv translates to “30-year-old UFC fighter Mirsad Bektic has finished his MMA career. After 10 fights in the UFC (6-4) the best fighter from Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to retire from MMA sports.Bektic was one of the greatest potentials of the lightweight category and at one point he was the 6th ranked fighter in the category.He has a series of 3 defeats behind him, and everyone was shocked by the decision to end his MMA career in 30 years.

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“Mirsad will remain in the sport as a coach and nutritionist.We wish him a lot of luck and success in the new chapter and it remains a pity that we will no longer see him in the octagon and that he has not shown his full potential.”

Mirsad Bektic UFC T/KO wins

Bektic fought ten times in the UFC, where he won six and lost four. From his six wins, he managed two knockout victories that are still remembered by his fans. His last knockout victory came against Godofredo Pepey at UFC Fight Night in January 2018. The duo fought in the preliminary section of the card where Mirsad Bektic dropped Pepey by a powerful body shot. The Bosnian poured on his the ground-n-pound, on the dropped opponent therefore the referee stopped the fight.

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His first T/KO victory came at UFC Fight Night March 2015 against Lucas Martins. Mirsad Bektic completely dominated the first round of the fight. Bektic threw 39 significant strikes with 3 successful takedown until he finally proved to be too much for his opponent and closing the show by T/KO inside first minute of the second round.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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