Starting us off is an extraordinary case of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, only to have it slip away due to an unfortunate incident.
In an Alash Pride event in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, Ilmiyamin Dzhavatov came remarkably close to pulling off one of the best comebacks of the year. Despite facing a relentless assault from his opponent Ruslan Sariev, Dzhavatov displayed intelligent defense and managed to weather the storm. Sariev’s energy seemed to deplete, and just as Dzhavatov began to turn the tables with a mouthpiece drop benefiting him, Sariev slipped during his offensive attempt due to exhaustion. Seizing the opportunity, Dzhavatov attempted to capitalize by initiating a choke, and this is where things went awry.
Instead of letting go once the fight was over, Sariev refused to release the choke, and the referee had to intervene forcefully, resulting in Dzhavatov’s disqualification. Though he appeared apologetic and embarrassed, this incident serves as a lesson for Dzhavatov, and we hope he learns from it.
In the co-main event, we witnessed an entirely different story – a dominating performance by Nurkhan Zhumagazy, who secured a spectacular one-punch knockout against Eduardo Castro, leaving no doubts about his prowess in the cage.
Meanwhile, Oktagon MMA held two memorable events, both titled Oktagon 45, available for replay on DAZN. The featherweight title unification bout between Mate Sanikidze and Losene Keita ended in an unfortunate way as Keita suffered a leg injury early in the fight, resulting in the match being waved off. Despite the disappointment, Keita had a surprising silver lining, proposing to his girlfriend right after the bout.
Jamie Cordero stood out with the best knockout of the weekend, taking out Gabriel Torok with a devastating head kick in just 22 seconds, while Lazar Todev showcased his determination by securing a last-minute tap-out victory with a leg lock.
At a Thunderstrike Fight League event in Konskie, Poland, welterweight titleholder Karol Skrzypek pulled off a unique ground-and-pound knockout against Joel dos Santos, showing that sometimes unorthodox approaches can lead to remarkable outcomes.
In RCC 16 in Tyumen, Russia, Shamil Musaev delivered a sweet knockout sequence, finishing off UFC veteran Alexey Kunchenko in impressive fashion. However, things didn’t go as well for another UFC veteran, Gleison Tibau, who suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of Boris Medvedev, raising questions about his fighting future.
Amidst these events, Anthony Morel stole the show with a breathtaking heavyweight spinning back elbow knockout that had fans mesmerized.
Lastly, Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting’s “Summer Smash” event in Southgate, Mich., lived up to its name with some incredible moments. Shane Jackson executed a spinebuster reminiscent of professional wrestling, while Jake Wilkinson ended the event with a thunderous and noisy finish.
Please let us know if you come across any recent fights or events that deserve attention, using the hashtag #MissedFists on Twitter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MMA comeback
What is Missed Fists?
Missed Fists is a featured segment that sheds light on lesser-known MMA fights and events from around the world, often overlooked in the midst of numerous MMA shows.
What is the most notable moment in this edition of Missed Fists?
The most notable moment is a fighter’s incredible comeback where he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, but unfortunately, he was disqualified for holding on to a choke too long after the fight was over.
What happened in the co-main event?
In the co-main event, Nurkhan Zhumagazy delivered a spectacular one-punch knockout, showcasing his striking prowess.
What was the unique moment at the Oktagon MMA events?
During an Oktagon MMA event, the featherweight title unification bout between Mate Sanikidze and Losene Keita ended abruptly due to Keita’s leg injury. However, Keita used the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend after the fight.
What are some other notable highlights from the events?
Other highlights include Jamie Cordero’s impressive 22-second head kick knockout, Lazar Todev’s last-minute tap-out victory with a leg lock, and Karol Skrzypek’s unique ground-and-pound knockout.
What were the notable knockouts at RCC 16 in Russia?
Shamil Musaev delivered a memorable knockout sequence with a spin kick to the body, putting away UFC veteran Alexey Kunchenko.
Who suffered a brutal defeat at RCC 16?
Gleison Tibau, a UFC veteran, suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of Boris Medvedev.
Any other standout moments?
Yes, Anthony Morel’s heavyweight spinning back elbow knockout and the WWE-inspired spinebuster by Shane Jackson at Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting’s “Summer Smash” event were standout moments.
Where can I watch these events?
Some events are available for free replay on YouTube, while others can be viewed on DAZN.
How can I contribute to Missed Fists?
If you know of recent fights or events that deserve attention, you can inform the author on Twitter (@AlexanderKLee) using the hashtag #MissedFists.