Mariya Agapova Drops, Submits Sabina Mazo In Impressive Main Card Win – UFC Vegas 39 Highlights

Mariya Agapova
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Kazakhstan native, Mariya Agapova is back in the winner’s enclosure following the biggest betting underdog loss in the history of the UFC — dropping and then quickly submitting opponent, Sabina Mazo with a third round rear-naked choke in the middle of the UFC Vegas 39 main card.

Agapova, a product of Dana White‘s Contender Series, returned for the first time since her upset loss to Shana Dobson back in August of last year, and with a switch of camps in Florida, the 24-year-old prospect has lodged her second submission victory under the UFC’s banner.

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Forced to fight on the outside for most of the fight against Medellin native, Mazo, Agapova dropped the Colombian with a massive right hook with less than a minute elapsed in the third round, sending Mazo to the canvas right away, before immediately jumping to the back, taking hooks and then locking up a quickfire rear-naked choke. Agapova adds Mazo to a UFC résumé which includes a debut success against Hannah Cifers — which also came with a rear-naked choke win.

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Below, catch Agapova’s third round finish over Mazo.