Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov has proven to be quite the force to deal with in MMA, thanks to his sambo base and strong striking skills. A former champion in Russia, he has scored wins over the likes of Rafael Carvalho and Julius Anglickas. A veteran of Bellator, Yagshimuradov enters this fight on a three-fight win streak, most recently scoring a decision over Maciej Rozanski at Bellator 300.


After dropping his professional MMA debut, Nedoh has been a tough test for opponents inside the cage with his own striking abilities. Nedoh, in fact, has not seen any of his fights go past the early portion of the second round. Nedoh racked up TKOs of Riccardo Nosiglia, Anthony Salamone and Simeon Powell to capture the 2023 PFL Europe Light Heavyweight Championship. Now he hopes to take his success in Europe to the global PFL stage.


Which man will take the first step toward light heavyweight gold with a win in this regular-season bout?



Round 1


Low kick from Yagshimuradov to open things up. Another low kick from Yagshimuradov. Left hand from Nedoh doesn’t connect, but a right hand does. Yagshimuradov gets around Nedoh’s strikes. Low kick again from Yagshimuradov. Uppercut lands for Yagshimuradov. Another low kick to the lead leg of Nedoh. A strong right hand cracks Nedoh. Yagshimuradov goes for the kill and swings away. Nedoh is wobbly! Yagshimuradov continues to pound away, chasing Nedoh down! The action slows, but Nedoh still seems hurt. A couple of more punches from Yagshimuradov before he pushes Nedoh into the fence.


Yagshimuradov backs off. Nedoh appears to have recovered. Left hand by Yagshimuradov. Jab to the body by Yagshimuradov. Nedoh misses a left. Another uppercut from Yagshimuradov. Another right hand and Nedoh is done!



Amazing first-round finish for Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov!





Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov defeats Jakob Nedoh by 1st round TKO (2:54), earning 6 points in the PFL Light Heavyweight Division