David Zawada (right) and Abubakar Nurmagomedov (left)Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich/ RIA Novosti
German fighter mixed martial (MMA) David Zavada commented on winning the match against Russian Abubakar Nurmagomedov on tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Fight Night 163 in Moscow. The words of the athlete the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
Zavada said it was important for him to win to stay in the UFC. The German admitted that Nurmagomedov is a strong opponent, and also noted the support of hall in Moscow. Zavada said that this time he was lucky, so he was able to defeat the Russian fighter.
The athlete also said that with great respect to the family Nurmagomedov. “I’m not a fan of trastika, I prefer to be in a cage,” said Zavada. According to him, after the fight he spoke with Habib Nurmagomedov, cousin Abubakar. The champion of UFC in easy weight said that Zavada did a good job.
The fight took place on Saturday, 9 November. Nurmagomedov had the advantage from the beginning of the battle, but made a mistake and allowed Savage to carry out suffocating reception. In the end, the Germans forced the opponent to surrender.
For Zawada the victory was the first under the auspices of the UFC. He has 17 wins and five defeats. For Nurmagomedov the fight was the first under the auspices of the promotion. All in all, on account of the Russian fighter of 15 wins, three defeats and one draw.
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