MMA

Fortis MMA’s Rashad Coulter earns 1st UFC win, beats Hu Yaozong in Beijing, China

Representing Fortis MMA, Rashad “Daywalker” Coulter, 36, of Dallas, Texas, United States has earned his first ever win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 141,” which marked the first event of the American mixed martial arts promotion in Beijing, China.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Coulter faced “Bad Boy” Hu Yaozong of Beijing, China. They competed at a catch weight of 208 lbs.

After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight bout between Coulter and Hu was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Thomas Fan raised the hand of the Fortis MMA athlete, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 141” improved Coulter’s professional MMA record to 9 wins and 4 losses. It was a redemptive victory for the Texan fighter who was knocked out in his first three bouts in the UFC.

On the other hand, the loss downgraded Hu’s professional MMA record to 3 wins and 2 losses. It was his second loss in the UFC.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 141” at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on November 24, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 38, of Amsterdam, Netherlands knocked out Sergey Pavlovich, 20, of Rostov-on-don, Rostov, Russia via punches after 4 minutes and 21 seconds in the first round.

The main event featured the rematch between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and Curtis “Razor” Blaydes, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their first encounter on April 10, 2016 at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Zagreb, Croatia ended in a second-round technical knockout victory of the former, who is of Cameroonian and French descent.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Ngannou defeated Blaydes for the second time. The Cameroonian-French fighter knocked out his American opponent via punches after 45 seconds in the first round.

Meanwhile, here is an interview with Coulter prior to the “UFC Fight Night 141” fight night:

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