UAE Warriors 34 took place at Al Jazira Sports Club in Abu Dhabi. The fans in attendance and those watching on the UFC Fight Pass streaming platform saw a good showing by the Middle East representatives.
Martun Mezhulmyan defeated Acoidan Duque
The Armenian fighter and his Spanish opponent went the entire distance. Finally, judges awarded the victory to Mezhulmyan. The scores were: 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28.
Duque went after his opponent’s foot in the first round, looking for a submission win. However, he was unsuccessful in his attempt. Mezhulmyan found his way out of the hold, landing a few punches. He took Duque down and followed it with some elbows.
The highlight of the second round was Duque’s takedown, which led him to establish a top position. Mezhulmyan was able to escape this predicament.
In the third and final round, the Armenian went on offense with his strikes and kicks. He even scored a takedown of his own. After the final bell, he was declared the winner.
This victory put Mezhulmyan in title contention. UAE Warriors lightweight champion was present at the event. Bruno Machado watched the bout from the stands. It’s worth noticing that both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Renzo Gracie also were in attendance.
Amir Fazli knocked out Mohamad Osseili in UAE Warriors 34 headliner
‘The Prince’ delivered a huge upset win by knocking out Osseili in just 22 seconds of the first round. The Iranian delivered a quick right hook and left jab combination, which sent Osseili to the canvas. This was the Lebanon fighter’s first loss as Fazli ended his five-fight winning streak.
Hussein Salem stopped Arlan Faurillo
The Iraqi fighter presented his wrestling prowess by defending two takedown attempts from his opponent. Thanks to the first sprawl he was able to push back Faurillo to the fence. The second gave him an opening to dish out punishment, which forced the referee to stop the fight just after a half minute of action.
UAE Warriors 34 full results:
Martun Mezhulmyan def. Acoidan Duque via Unanimous Decision.
Azamat Kerefov def. Felipe Pereira via Unanimous Decision.
Amir Fazli def. Mohamad Osseili via KO, Round 1.
Zhu Rong def. Felipe Maia via TKO, Round 2.
Ion Surdu def. Handesson Ferreira via KO, Round 1.
Artur Zaynukov def. Sargis Vardanyan via Unanimous Decision.
Ilkhom Nazimov def. Khazar Rustamov via Submission, Round 1.
Jalal Al Daaja def. Mark Alcoba via TKO, Round 1.
Dylan Salvador def. Jakhongir Jumaev via Submission, Round 3.
Hikaru Yoshino def. Djamal Rustem via Unanimous Decision.
Ulan Tamgabaev def. Javohir Imamov the Majority Decision.
Elin Oberg def. Larissa Carvalho via Unanimous Decision.
Hussein Salem def. Arlan Faurillo via TKO, Round 1.