Ikram Aliskerov proved why he was the biggest betting favorite of the night when he ran through Warlley Alves.

On the main card of UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, Aliskerov (15-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) unleashed a barrage on Alves (14-7 MMA, 8-7 UFC) in their middleweight bout, setting up the finish with a beautiful flying knee. Aliskerov’s TKO finish came at the 2:07 mark of Round 1.

Aliskerov attacked Alves’ body early by throwing teeps, but Alves fired back with hard leg kicks. Aliskerov staggered Alves with a jab and started mounting forward pressure. He landed a head kick, followed by a flying knee which landed perfectly, before he swarmed him with punches to score the finish.

Aliskerov has now won seven straight, with his most recent and only loss coming to undefeated Khamzat Chimaev in 2019. Alves dropped his third straight for the first time in his career.

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