Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev Stops Timofey Nastyukhin With Explosive First-Round TKO

Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev Stops Timofey Nastyukhin With Explosive First-Round TKO

ONE Championship - September 22, 2018
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In one of the most anticipated match-ups of ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES, Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev burst into the ONE Lightweight World Title picture with a stunning knockout of Timofey Nastyukhin.

Both exciting lightweight contenders are known for their explosive finishing prowess, but it was Turkey’s Arslanaliev who made his count.

He sent out a message to his peers by picking up a TKO win at the 1:57 mark of the first round at in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, 22 September.

It was all action from the opening bell, with Russia’s Nastyukhin landing the first solid shots.

A counter right hand sent Arslanaliev backwards and a hard low kick dropped him to the mat.

The power of the man from Novokuznetsk seemed to be giving the Dagestan-born “Dagi” problems.

However, the tables turned once the newly-promoted Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt managed to close the distance.

With Nastyukhin defending a single-leg takedown up against the fence, Arslanaliev kicked his standing leg out from underneath him and unleashed a salvo of unstoppable left hooks as the Russian tried to climb to his feet.

The barrage sent him straight back down, and Arslanaliev finished the job by opening up with a fast flurry of punches that left the referee no choice but to jump in and end the contest.

Arslanaliev improved his impressive record to 6-1 and maintained his 100 percent finishing rate.

A victory over such a highly-regarded contender should launch him into the mix with the top contenders in the talent-stacked lightweight division.

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