Melquizael Costa supports rival's good start and submits Chinese opponent at UFC Vegas 93

The Brazilian knew how to calmly deal with Shayilan Nuerdanbieke's grappling and applied a beautiful rear naked choke on his rival in the third round

M. Costa celebrates victory at UFC Vegas 93 (Photo: Twitter/@ufcnews)

Melquizael Costa's categorical victory at UFC Vegas 93. In the second fight of the preliminary card, held on Saturday night (15), the Brazilian endured a strong grappling fight from Shayilan Nuerdanbieke, he had the patience to deal with his drop in performance and submitted the Chinese in the third round. The duel was valid in the featherweight division (up to 65,7kg).

With the triumph, Melquizael returns to the win column and equals his record in Ultimate with two triumphs and two setbacks. At 27 years old, the fighter from Pará has a record in professional MMA of 21 positive results and only seven negative results.


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Calmly and patiently

During the first two rounds, Nuerdanbieke used grappling to nullify the Brazilian's striking and stop his momentum. However, the Chinese did not have much force and the Brazilian was aggressive, even when he was in the lower guard.

In the third round, the Chinese lost pace, lost intensity in his takedown attempts and the Brazilian took advantage of the good moment. With just over two minutes left in the fight, Melquizael took down Shayilan, went to his opponent's back and locked in a rear naked choke. The Asian still resisted but was forced to give three taps and force the referee to stop the confrontation.


Westin Wilson submitted Jeka Saragih in the first round

W. Wilson celebrates victory at UFC Vegas 93 (Photo: Twitter/@ufcnews)

Continuing the UFC Vegas 93 preliminary card, Westin Wilson took no notice of Jeka Saragih and quickly submitted his rival, in the first round. The Indian fighter started the duel very aggressively and trying to corner his rival. Jeka stuck to the American and applied a piledriver, however, he didn't leave his arm exposed and Wilson locked in a beautiful armbar that forced Saragih to tap out and give final results to the confrontation.


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