UFC Vegas 82 welcomed promotional newcomer, Myktybek Orolbai within the first combat on the primary card. The streaking Kyrgyzstani, who’s simply 25 years outdated, took on Serbian phenom Uroš Medić in a welterweight conflict of epic proportions. Myktybek Orolbai stepped into the octagon with a six-fight win streak.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Uroš Medić, was on a stretch of two consecutive victories, with a file 9 wins and only one loss, which got here in opposition to Jalin Turner. Unfortunately, for him, taking up Orolbai was a much more lopsided endeavor than he had anticipated.
The Kyrgyzstani star outwrestled his opponent with a dominant show, culminating in a second-round submission through neck crank. The end drew comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s neck crank submission over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, which stays the largest occasion within the promotion’s historical past.
Fans even in contrast Myktybek Orolbai to undefeated Chechen middleweight Khamzat Chimaev, who’s well-known for his overpowering wrestling expertise:
“I’ve seen sufficient, Myktybek is the very best central asian at welterweight he takes shavkat to wrestling college”
Others referred to him as the brand new face of MMA due to his extraordinary grappling expertise and dominant end:
“THE NEW FACE OF MMA”
Another fan identified that Myktybek Orolbai completed what he did on 4 days discover, which marks a current surge in UFC fighters taking up short-notice challenges, like Alexander Volkanovski’s failed try at dethroning Islam Makhachev:
“He did it on 4 days discover”
Other followers in contrast him to Khabib Nurmagomedov, a grappler extraordinaire who has since retired from MMA:
“We bought a Krygstani Khabib!”
A collage of fan reactions may be seen beneath:
What precisely the win means for Kyrgyzstani phenom’s rating within the UFC stays to be seen, however with such a dominant win, he has possible confirmed his skill in opposition to the very best of the remainder at 170 kilos.