UFC Fight for the Troops 3 Results: Rustam Khabilov Decisions Jorge Masvidal

November 6, 2013
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UFCTroops3-Rustam-KhabilovRustam Khabilov improved to 3-0 in the UFC, beating Jorge Masvidal in their main card fight at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Wednesday night.

Khabilov went the distance, earning a unanimous decision in the judges’ eyes with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.

Khabilov scored first with a big overhand right to Masvidal’s head. He continued landing strikes with various combinations, while Masvidal calculated and timed his blows. Masvidal then landed two flying knees to the body before clinching into the end of the round.

Khabilov continued looking to land a right hand as the second round began. Masvidal landed a significant left hand to the body near the halfway point of the round, but Khabilov later came back with a strong punch combination that backed Masvidal against the fence. The round came to a close shortly after Khabilov held a body clinch that was broken up by his opposition.

The most significant strike of the fight came in the third round, when Khabilov landed a spinning heel kick to the head that dropped Masvidal to the floor. Khabilov pursued to the ground, but Masvidal recovered, and the two then traded advantageous positions in ground scrambles. Time expired after Khabilov scored a trip takedown and Masvidal worked his way back to the feet.

With the win, Khabilov improves his record to 17-1. Masvidal drops to 2-2 in the UFC, 25-8 overall.

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  • Kenny Powers

    Russians are definitely the scariest white people.

  • Maddawgmar

    You need to check the data again. It was 30-27 twice and 29-28 once.

    Mark my words, Rustam and Khabib will fight for a title one day.

    • Texas Beast

      Niether will win. If they can’t take a person down, they have to rely on their striking. All the top 5 fighters are well diversed in striking and wrestling. Anthony Pettis is just on another level of striking. Rustam showed his gas tank when can’t suplex someone and spends all his time trying to takedown someone with no effect. Won’t make it 5 rounds.

      • Maddawgmar

        Your absolutely right, there is no way either of them can take Pettis down. He never gets taken down. Oh wait, didn’t he get smothered for three rounds by a smaller wrestler named Clay Guida. Khabib has better all around grappling than any top five lightweight. Rustam’s stand up has improved tremendously, and working at Jackson MMA with guys like Condit, Jones, and Winklejohn as a coach his game will round out. Khabib right now is the best lightweight in the world IMO, he will be champ. Rustam has some work to do but will just get better.