Islam Makhachev has used the occasion of his 10th-consecutive win to ask for a championship bout.
- Makhachev says he is ready to challenge for the lightweight championship
- Green was defeated by technical knockout in the first round
- He was a late replacement for Beneil Dariush who was injured earlier this month
The Russian lightweight prevailed over Bobby Green in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Makhachev (22-1-0) won by technical knockout when the referee stopped the bout at 3 minutes, 23 seconds of the first round.
“I just want a title fight,” Makhachev said after the match.
Green (29-13-1) was a late replacement on the Saturday card after Beneil Dariush suffered a broken leg earlier this month.
“I’m really disappointed,” Green said, according to MMAfighting.com.
“But this is what happens when you try to throw something together so fast. At least he got the finish, he did exactly what he said he was going to do.”
Earlier on the Saturday card, Brazil’s Wellington Turman (18-5-0) won his middleweight fight by armbar submission from Canada’s Mischa Cirkunov (15-8-0).
In the top women’s fight of the night, Brazil’s Priscila Cachoeira (11-4-0) won a unanimous decision over South Korea’s Ji Yeon Kim (9-5-2). All three judges scored the three-round fight 29-28.