Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC promotion made it’s UFC debut last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening, Russian heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov claimed a second round TKO victory over Tyrone Spong.
Kharitonov clearly knew it might be risky to trade strikes with the kickboxing ace and so he wisely opted to implement his ground game instead and was able to control the action from there before finally TKO’ing Spong with ground and pound mid-way through the second round.
The event was also notable for featuring the return from retirement of former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who was finally able to banish the five-fight losing streak that’s been hanging over his head for the past four years by wrestling his way to a unanimous decision victory over Gabriel Checco in the co-main event.
Check out all the Eagle FC 44 results below.
Sergei Kharitonov def. Tyrone Spong by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 2:55, R2
Rashad Evans def. Gabriel Checco by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ray Borg def. Cody Gibson by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. John Howard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Raimond Magomedaliev def. Anthony Njokuani via TKO (strikes) at 2:49, R1
Dylan Salvador def. Arman Opsnov via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00, R2
Yorgan De Castro def. Shaun Asher via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:04, R1
Demarques Jackson def. Miles Hunsinger via TKO (strikes) at :54 seconds, R1
Shawn Bunch def. Firdavs Khasanov via unanimous decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Loik Radzhabov def. Zach Zane via submission (standing guillotine choke) at 3:23, R1
Ayadi Majdeddine def. Sitik Muduev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)