“Joaquin Buckley Is a Bad Man” – Doctor Steps in Midfight After Horrific Injury as Buckley Toys With His Opponent at UFC Austin, Sending Fans in a Frenzy

Published 06/18/2022, 9:04 PM EDT

The main card of UFC Austin followed what the prelims started as it showcased exciting contests one after the other. The middleweight bout between Albert Duraev vs Joaquin Buckley had a weird finish that got the crowd’s attention.

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‘New Mansa’ secured the win via doctor stoppage. The bout ended at the start of the third round as ‘Machete’ couldn’t continue the contest.

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The 28-year-old put on an astonishing performance to shut down the Berkut FC fighter. The Finney’s HIT Squad fighter, Buckley, who has the most viral UFC knockout to his name, dominated the bout throughout. He showed improvements in his wrestling to get the job done with his striking.

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The Missouri native now holds a 15-4 record in MMA, whereas the Russian athlete moved to a 15-4 record as well.

The bout had a conclusive result, but there was an issue regarding how the bout ended. The MMA world had a lot to say about the finish, and they let their emotions out on Twitter.

UFC world reacts to a late doctor stoppage finish at UFC Austin

Fight fans posted about Buckley’s performance and the stoppage drama on their social handles. The excitement level around a Joaquin Buckley bout is a whole different animal. And when the fighter could deliver as he did at UFC Austin, the sky is the only limit for him.

Buckley looked better than ever, and big matchups are awaiting him in the middleweight division.

Who should be next for Joaquin Buckley?

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The exciting middleweight prospect had an excellent performance against his opponent, Albert Duraev. With three back-to-back wins, Joaquin Buckley has changed the course of his UFC career.

His next step would be to face the top 15 middleweight contenders. A contest against the veteran Brad Tavares would make sense considering where they both are in their UFC careers. He could also go up against Phil Hawes, who annihilated Deron Winn on the prelims card.

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What do you make of the doctor’s stoppage in the Joaquin Buckley vs. Albert Duraev bout? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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