Magomed Ankalaev and
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Ankalaev (10-1) will make his third appearance in the Octagon in Prague. The Russian native has gone 1-1 thus far and looks to get on the plus side of 500 this weekend.
As for Abreu (14-2), the Brazilian will be making his UFC debut Czech Republic. The 26-year-old has accumulated titles in nearly every promotion he has competed for.
Ankalaev gets backed up immediately by the bigger Abreu. Abreu throws a high kick that the Russian brushes off. Ankalaev closes the distance and wrestles Abreu back to the cage. He works to get the Brazilian to the canvas. Some time goes by as the crowd lets out some cheers. Abreu lands a right hand on the break. The fighters separate. Both men engage in a wild exchange, neither man landing anything significant,
Abreu’s nose is shaped like a capital Z to start round two. Abreu takes the center cage and pumps the jab. He lands a left head kick but Ankalaev eats it. Ankalaev settles into the center of the Octagon and lands the uppercut again. Abreu charges with a swarm of punches and lands a left and a right over the top. Again, the Russian eats it. The Brazilian pumps the jab to the body. Abreu lands another jab as Ankalaev lands a right hand to the broken nose of Abreu. Abreu with a level change. he muscles Ankalaev against the cage and works for a takedown. The Russian reverses positions and trips Abreu to the canvas. 60 seconds left in the round and Ankalaev is in Abreu’s guard landing decent ground and pound as the round ends.
The last round starts with a fist bump. Ankalaev lands a hard straight right hand to start. Abreu circles left and
Magomed Ankalaev defeats Klidson Abreu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)