Evloev defeated Seung Woo Choi via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
Both fighters had their moments on the feet in this fight, but Evloev's wrestling was the story of the fight. He was able to close the distance and score takedowns consistently. He was never really able to establish top position clean, but he forced Choi to defend and kept him from striking. It appeared to be a dominant decision, but the fact that he was deducted a point for an illegal knee strike ended up dropping his scores on the card. With the victory in his UFC debut, he improves to 11-0 as a professional.