In his UFC debut, Mark Striegl suffers a quick defeat


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Mark Strieglas

FILE – American fighter Mark Striegl. Photo by Tristano Tamayo / INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Mark Striegl made his painful debut in the UFC, which lasted just 51 seconds in a race against Said Nurmagomedov in UFC Fight Night: Ortega against Korean Zombie Sunday (Manila time) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

A Filipino and American bantam weight opponent was marked with a left hook as he attacked forward against Nurmagomedov.

This immediately sent Striegla (18-3) face to the mat and allowed Nurmagomedov (14-2) to start a brutal fight and prompted Judge Lukasz Bosacki to stop the fight.

It was Strieglis ’first defeat since 2015, when he was invited to Reece McLaren during a rear strangle in the ONE Championship.

Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, won the eighth match in nine matches and recovered after losing to Raoni Barcelos in December.

Strieglas was due to make his UFC debut in August against Timur Taliev, but his test was positive for COVID-19 days before the fight.

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