Shavkat Rakhmonov took his hype to the extreme on Saturday when he recorded the biggest victory of his career so far against Neil Magny at UFC on ESPN 38.
Rakhmonov (16-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) added to his flawless record and showed why he’s so touted when he beat all-time welterweight leader Magny (26-9 MMA, 19- 8 UFC) by second-round submission at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Check out Twitter’s top reactions to Rakhmonov’s win over Magny at UFC on ESPN 38 below.
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Well, my choice of Magny looks stupid at first.
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) June 26, 2022
Rakhmonov’s GNP without formal control tools for ground fighters might be the best in the entire UFC.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) June 26, 2022
Magny listens to its coaches. He tries very hard to carry out what they say, but Shavkat just overwhelms him. He is not able to generate the necessary power in his movements.
— Ben Kohn (@agentbenten) June 26, 2022
Wow 2 seconds!
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 26, 2022
Imagine what Chimaev would have done with Magny
— Muhammad Mokaev (@muhammadmokaev) June 26, 2022
Magny set the UFC record for significant strikes against Rakhmonov with 11.
He’s absorbed an average of 9 per fight in his four UFC appearances. Just getting through his opponents so far.
—Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) June 26, 2022