Former UFC title contender Ali Bagautinov was knocked out right at the final bell in a bout he was winning.
Ali Bagautinov was one of many top ranked contenders that the UFC allowed to walk to other promotions during free agency. The former #7 ranked flyweight in the world went back to Russia in his first bout outside the UFC.
Bagautinov took on WSOF vet Tyson Nam in Fight Nights Global 64, and he was handily winning for about 14 minutes and 59 seconds of their bout. That’s until this happened.
Tyson Nam (USA) KO’s Ali Bagautinov pic.twitter.com/vyiCuH2Sbs
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With mere seconds left in their contest, Bagautinov threw an ill advised front kick that missed. Nam immediately countered with a beautiful head kick that put the former UFC star out as the bell rang.
It’s yet another example of how crazy and unpredictable Mixed Martial Arts can get. Bagautinov was well on his way to win a pretty clear cut decision on his first bout outside the UFC, but instead, he was left out cold as the final buzzer rang.
The loss marks Bagautinov’s second straight defeat. His overall record drops to 14-6. Nam improved to 15–8–1.