Round 1: The two fighters don’t touch gloves and the UFC on Fuel TV 8 main card is underway. Kim moving forward, pawing with his jab. Kim closes the distance and clinches but Bahadurzada pushes him away. Kim steps in with a jab. Bahadurzada looking to counter strike. Kim lands a high kick. Bahadurzada just takes it. Bahadurzada lands a right hand. Kim looks for a takedown but Bahadurzada has none of it. Kim lands a left hand and clinches. He gets a single leg takedown. Kim advances to the mount position. Kim lands some short left hands to the side of Bahadurzada’s head. Two minutes remain in the round. Kim continues to pepper Bahadurzada with left hands. Kim postures up and lands a couple of short elbows. Kim continues to land a series of short elbows. He postures and delivers a hard elbow. Bahadurzada rolls, giving up his back. He stands but Kim stays on his back. Bahadurzada holds on to an arm. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Kim.
Round 2: Bahadurzada presses forward and misses with a combinatino. Kim circles on the outside. im looks for a takedown but Bahadurzada stuffs it. Kim stays on him and secures a single a takedown and lands in side control. Kim lands short left hands to the side of Bahadurzada’s head. Bahadurzada getting hit with a few shots. Kim advances to the mount position. He sits up and lands elbows and punches. Kim continues to land elbows but not doing a lot of damage. Kim postures up and throws double hammer fists. Kim completely in control on the ground. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Kim.
Round 3: They take the center of the cage. Bahadurzada moves forward, but Kim drops down and secures a takedown. Kim advances to the mount position. Kim works for an arm triangle choke. He delivers knees to the body of Bahadurzada. Kim tightens down the choke. Bahadurzada defends. Kim lands to the body and goes right back to the choke. Kim goes back to the mount position. He gives up on the choke and lands punches to the body of Bahadurzada. Kim postures up and talks to Bahadurzada. He lands a couple of hard elbows. He postures up and pounds away with punches. He lands hammer fists. One minute remains in the round. Kim taunts Bahadurzada and then lands elbows. Kim plays to the crowd with double hammer fists. Bahadurzada scrambles but Kim maintains side control. Bahadurzada throws up kicks at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Kim.
The judges score the fight for Kim by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.