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Whittaker KOs Aliskerov in First Round at UFC Night

Whittaker KOs Aliskerov

Volkov Dominates Pavlovich in Riyadh Heavyweight Clash

Robert Whittaker showcased his dominance in the middleweight division with a first-round knockout of Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Fight Night in Riyadh on Sunday.

“The Reaper” halted Aliskerov’s seven-fight winning streak with a powerful finishing combination, starting with a sharp one-two, followed by a head kick, and culminating with a clean uppercut against the fence.

Whittaker aimed to impress in UFC’s Kingdom Arena debut, securing his first stoppage win since defeating Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza seven years ago, which had earned him a title shot.

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In the co-main event, Alexander Volkov triumphed over Sergei Pavlovich in a heavyweight bout. Utilizing his reach advantage, Volkov controlled the fight with diverse kicks and swift combinations, effectively neutralizing Pavlovich’s knockout threat.

Volkov’s victory, marking his third consecutive stoppage win, reinforced his position in the heavyweight Top 5, setting up potential significant matchups later this year.

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