Saturday’s UFC Fight Night features an exciting bantamweight bout between Tim Elliott and Su Mudaerji. This matchup is set to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada for the UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutiérrez.
Tim Elliott, a former flyweight challenger and winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” is known for his experience and versatility in the octagon. He is taking this fight on short notice, replacing Allan Nascimento. Elliott, who has a professional record of 20-13-1, is considered a veteran of the sport and UFC. He is coming off a recent loss to Muhammad Mokaev at UFC 294 in October but had previously secured victories in four of his last five UFC appearances. Known for his grappling and eagerness to engage on the ground, Elliott has expressed a desire to showcase his striking skills in this upcoming bout. At 36 years old, Elliott sees this fight as an opportunity to demonstrate his evolving abilities and put on a memorable performance.
Su Mudaerji, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a recent setback. His record stands at 16-5-0 and he suffered a second-round submission loss to Matt Schnell in his last fight at UFC on ABC 3 in July 2022, which snapped his three-fight winning streak. Mudaerji has shown promise in the UFC with his striking skills and ability to secure finishes. This fight marks his 6th in the promotion, and he looks to bounce back from his recent loss with a win over a big name in Tim Elliott.
This match-up presents an interesting clash of styles and objectives. Elliott, with his grappling background, might look to take the fight to the ground, contrasting with Mudaerji’s preference for striking. However, Elliott’s recent interest in showcasing his striking could lead to more stand-up exchanges. Both fighters are aiming to rebound from recent losses, adding a layer of urgency to this encounter. For MMA fans, this fight offers a mix of experience, skill, and the high potential for a finsis inside the octagon.
Fight Result & Highlights
Round 1 – It’s all over!!! Tim Elliot steps in on late notice and makes light work of Sumudaerji. Elliot was flowing and having fun in there. He ends up on the canvas in top position and very patiently slips in the arm-triangle choke. It’s tight and Sumudaerji goes out!
Official Result: Tim Elliot defeats Sumudaerji via Arm-Triangle Choke in Round 1
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