Tagir Ulanbekov admits he felt pressure to win at UFC on ESPN+ 37

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ABU DHABI – Tagir Ulanbekov beat Bruno by unanimous decision Saturday to open up the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 37 from Flash Forum on Yas Island.

Take a look inside the fight with Ulanbekov, a teammate of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who pushed his overall winning streak to four.

Result: Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Updated records: Tagir Ulanbekov (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Bruno Silva (10-6-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stat: Silva narrowly edged Ulanbekov in significant strikes 47-46.

Ulanbekov on being surprised by the fight

“When I got inside of the cage, I thought it was going to be an easy fight. Well, not easy but definitely much easier than it was. There was a lot of pressure. It is what it is.”

Ulanbekov on feeling a lot pressure to win

“It was definitely a lot of pressure. I have my teammates fighting in upcoming weeks here, so I had to make sure I win to motivate them. So it was a lot of pressure. I hope my fight will motivate my teammates. I think it was the hardest fight in my career to date.”

Ulanbekov on what he wants next

“I’ll most likely return in 20201, because I had a long camp. And I want to dedicate this victory in the name of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.”

To hear more from Ulanbekov, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-fight-island-5-tagir-ulanbekov-felt-pressure-khabib-nurmagomedov

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