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USA vs Afghanistan: Curtis Millender, Siyar Bahadurzada fight at ‘UFC 232’ in Inglewood, California

Curtis “Curtious” Millender of San Bernardino, California, United States and Siyar “The Great” Bahadurzada of Afghanistan and the Netherlands were two of the mixed martial artists who competed at “UFC 232.” It was the final event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for 2018.

Featuring 13 MMA bouts, “UFC 232” took place at The Forum, Inglewood, California on December 29, 2018. Millender faced Bahadurzada in the second bout of the evening.

Blue Corner

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan April 17, 1984, Bahadurzada grew up in a Muslim family. In 1999, the family moved to the Netherlands where he started his MMA career.

Training out of Golden Glory in Breda, Netherlands, Bahadurzada has been competing professionally since 2002. “UFC 232” marked his seventh UFC outing.

Red Corner

Millender was born in Anaheim, California on December 1, 1987. He has been competing professionally since 2013.

From 2013 to 2014, Millender was an undefeated fighter in Fight Club OC. Before joining the UFC, he competed in Bellator MMA and the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

“UFC 232” marked Millender’s third bout in the promotion. The Californian fighter was coming out of his two consecutive wins in the UFC.

Fight Result

Millender and Bahadurzada competed in the welterweight division. After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges who score it 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27,

In the end, referee Mike Beltran raised the hand of Millender, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. It improved the Californian contender’s professional MMA record to 17 wins and 3 losses.

With the victory at “UFC 232,” Millender is riding a nine-bout winning streak. On the other hand, Bahadurzada now has 24 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.

“UFC 232” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil challenged UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cris Cyborg” Justino of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The challenger became a two-division champion by knocking out the defending champion in the first round.

In the main event, Jon “Bones” Jones of Rochester, New York, United States and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson of Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden competed for the recently vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The American contender redeemed the title he previously held by knocking out his Swedish opponent in the third round.

Check the complete “UFC 232” results here. Meanwhile watch the weigh-ins here:

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