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Pavlodar, Kazakhstan’s Mariya Agapova earns 1st UFC win, submits Hannah Cifers at ‘UFC Vegas 2’ in Nevada

'UFC Vegas 2' fight card

Mariya Agapova, 23, of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan was one of the winners at “UFC Vegas 2.” It was the Kazakh mixed martial artist’s first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 2” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on June 13, 2020. In the fifth bout of the evening, Agapova fought Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers, 27, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA in the women’s flyweight division.

Referee Dan Miragliotta put a stop to the flyweight contest after 2 minutes and 42 seconds in the first round. Agapova submitted Cifers via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “UFC Vegas 2” improved the professional MMA record of Agapova to 9 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Cifers now has 10 wins and 6 losses.

The UFC held “UFC Vegas 2” while the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was still ongoing in the U.S. Here are the details of the women’s flyweight contest between Agapova and Cifers:

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

FIGHTERS

1. Canada 1.Charles “Air” Jourdain
2. Georgia 1. Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili
3. Italy 1. Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori
4. Kazakhstan 1. Mariya Agapova
5. United States
  1. Andre “Touchy” Fili
  2. Anthony “Aquaman” Ivy
  3. Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa
  4. Christian “The Beast” Aguilera
  5. Cynthia Calvillo
  6. Gina “Danger” Mazany
  7. Gustavo Lopez
  8. Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers
  9. Jessica “Evil” Eye
  10. Jordan Espinosa
  11. Julia “Raging Panda” Avila
  12. Karl “Baby K” Roberson
  13. Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar
  14. Mark “The Bumblebee” De La Rosa
  15. Tyson Nam
6.  Uzbekistan 1. Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev

Bout #: 5 of 10

Blue Corner

  • Name: Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 10 wins, 6 losses
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 2 wins, 4 losses
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”: Polyana Viana, Jodie Esquibel

Red Corner

  • Name: Mariya Agapova
  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
  • Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 9 wins, 1 loss
  • UFC record after “UFC Vegas 2”: 1 win, 0 loss
  • UFC opponents defeated before “UFC Vegas 2”: N/A

Result

  • Division: Women’s Flyweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Winner: MARIYA AGAPOVA
  • Method: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • Time and Round: 2:42 of Round 1

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