33-Year-Old UFC Welterweight 13-3-0
May 12, 2018 Sultan Aliev News
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Aliev lost to Warlley Alves via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC 224 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
You will have difficulty finding anyone who thinks this was anything other than the correct decision. After taking a considerable amount of damage over the course of the ten minute bout, Aliev's right eye suffered a disturbing amount of swelling. His corner was going to stop the fight if the cageside physician did not. If you didn't happen to catch the fight live, do yourself a favor and don't check out the end result on social media. It was a gruesome injury and a significant setback for the 33-year-old Aliev on the heels of his win over Bojan Velickovic in December.
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Fantasy AnalysisAliev is an impressive 14-2 in his professional career, but has gone 1-1 in his first two UFC fights. His opponent, Alves (11-2), is a more experienced UFC competitor, winning three of his past five fights inside the Octagon.
Fantasy AnalysisAliev withdrew from his matchup with Taleb due to a wrist injury. He has since been replaced by Danny Roberts, whose opponent for Winnipeg also suffered an injury. A timetable for Aliev's return is not known at this time.
Fantasy AnalysisAliev is a Sambo specialist with a 14-2 record (1-1 UFC). The Russian fight has 10 KO/TKOs to his name after eight years as a professional. Aliev started his career with an impressive nine-fight winning streak and scored his most recent win via split decision over Bojan Velickovic.