Basharat (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) walked through Rodrigues’ (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) strikes before getting him down to the mat. He was able to transition to full mount before cinching in an arm-triangle choke submission at the 4:15 mark of Round 1 on Saturday at Accor Arena.
Check out the video of Basharat’s finish below (via Twitter):
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Basharat scored the first finish of his UFC career. The unbeaten 26-year-old is now 2-0 in the octagon since graduating from the Contender Series.
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC Fight Night 226 include:
Farid Basharat def. Kleydson Rodrigues via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1, 4:15
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