By: Nolan King |
January 18, 2020 8:58 pm
By most standards, Drew Dober made a statement Saturday at UFC 246.
The Team Elevation lightweight entered his preliminary card bout with Nasrat Haqparast as nearly a 3-to-1 underdog average across major online sports books (per BestFightOdds), but none of that mattered in the end.
As the clock ticked past the one-minute mark of the opening round, Dober (22-9 MMA, 8-5 UFC) landed a massive overhand left that dropped Haqparast (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
As Tristar’s Haqparast struggled to regain his senses, Dober didn’t let him off the hook. Leaping into half guard, Dober landed a series of hard left hands – 11, to be exact. And as the 11th blow connected, referee Mark Smith stepped in to call off the contest at 1:10 of Round 1.
Check out Dober’s first-round UFC 246 knockout of Haqparast in the video clip below:
With the finish, Dober scores his second straight victory. The 31-year-old lightweight has won five out of his six most recent outings dating back to July 2017. His lone loss came at the hands of Beneil Dariush in March.
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