UFC St. Petersburg: Shamil Abdurakhimov and Marcin Tibura bond at hospital after fight

UFC heavyweights Shamil Abdurakhimov and Marcin Tibura got a quick trip to the hospital after a grueling fight in the prelims of UFC on ESPN+ 7.

After trading heavy blows, they reconciled at the hospital bed where Tibura was sent after Abdurakhimov knocked him out in the second round (via <a href="
Abdurakhimov was repeatedly introduced to Tibura's shin before delivering the punch that set the end in motion. But appeared to be in good spirits after his third straight win.
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Abdurakhimov has a new brother in arms. Now all he wants is a nod from UFC matchmakers.
“It doesn’t really matter who they give me next, but I would like a top five opponent,” he said after his win. “I just beat the ninth-ranked guy in the division. Come on, give me some tests here.”
Check out the video of Abdurakhimov’s stoppage. And for complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 7, visit the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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