Siyar Bahadurzada never got a chance to get his powerful offense on track as he was neutralized by the superior grappling of Dong Hyun Kim. “Stun Gun” dominated all three rounds of action with a stifling top game en route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory.

Dong Hyun Kim stalked Siyar Bahadurzada to start the bout as Bahadurzada looked to counter with his powerful right hand. Kim continued to close the distance and finally earned the first takedown of the fight before moving to full mount. He then went to work with short left hands from the top position, alternating elbows as he continued to score from the top. Bahadurzada scrambled out of trouble and got to his feet but could not shake Kim who took his back until the bell sounded on the opening round.

Bahadurzada came out more aggressive in the second round, implementing his kick game as he advanced on Kim. “Stun Gun” responded by ducking under a right hand that grazed his chin and put Bahadurzada right back on the mat. Kim landed in side mount then worked from the dominant position by landing short punches inside. After advancing to full mount, Kim fired off a flurry of short right hands and powerful elbows from the top. Bahadurzada had no answer for the stifling grappling game of Kim as he found himself behind on the cards going into the third and final round.

The third round started with Bahadurzada firing off his right hand but again he quickly found himself on his back. Kim then isolated the right arm of Bahadurzada and locked up an arm triangle from the mount position. Bahadurzada defended the choke well, but could not shake the dominating top control of Kim as punches rained down from above. Kim continued to pour it on while trash talking to Bahadurzada until the bell sounded on the bout.

Once the cards came back, Dong Hyun Kim (17-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) was awarded the unanimous decision victory with scores of 30-27 across the board. The loss for Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5 MMA) snaps a seven-fight win streak and drops his UFC record to 1-1.

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