UFC 286 video: Muhammad Mokaev injures leg, scores last-minute submission of Jafel Filho
LONDON – Muhammad Mokaev went from almost getting submitted to notching a submission of his own at UFC 286.
Mokaev’s (9-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) grappling was in full display but late in Round 3, Jafel Filho (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) locked in a tight kneebar which had him in big trouble. Mokaev, who already came into the fight with an injured shoulder, toughed it out and wound up cinching a rear-naked choke at the 4:32 mark of Round 3 Saturday at The O2.
Check out the replay of Mokaev’s finish below (via Twitter):
MOKAEV GETS THE SUB 🔒 #UFC286 pic.twitter.com/sDvSrLK2go
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 18, 2023
Mokaev remained unbeaten after scoring his second-straight third-round submission. When climbing the cage to celebrate, the 22-year-old pointed to his shoulder and knee to signal his injuries, and hopped out of the octagon.
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Up-to-the-minute UFC 286 results include:
Muhammad Mokaev def. Jafel Filho via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:32
Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Christian Duncan def. Dusko Todorovic via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 1:52
Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:01
Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Jai Herbert vs. Ludovit Klein declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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