After two years away from action, Magomed Mustafaev returned in devastating fashion to beat Rafael Fiziev early in the first round.
UFC’s first trip to St. Petersburg began in wild fashion as Magomed Mustafaev returned to the Octagon after two long years away from competition.
Early doors, the Russian landed a nice spinning back kick on Fiziev which turned out to be a warning shot for what was about to come.
Fiziev did his best to fire back with some stinging low leg kicks but it was Mustafaev who landed another spinning back kick, this time splitting the guard of Fiziev which sent him crashing to the canvas.
Mustafaev followed up with some ground and pound before stepping away and allowing the referee to call a halt to the action.
Catch the full finishing sequence below.