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Mick Parkin hands Mohammed Usman defeat in UFC Vegas 89 debut

In a highly anticipated clash at UFC Vegas 89, Mohammed Usman, brother of former UFC champion Kamaru Usman, faced off against Mick Parkin in the opening bout of the night.

Despite a valiant effort, Usman ultimately succumbed to Parkin’s relentless assault, marking an end to his three-fight winning streak in the UFC.

Usman, who emerged victorious in The Ultimate Fighter season thirty, entered the octagon with high hopes of continuing his momentum. However, he faced a formidable opponent in Mick Parkin, boasting an impressive 7-0 record, including two wins inside the UFC.

From the onset, Usman demonstrated his aggressiveness, landing significant strikes and momentarily pushing Parkin against the fence. Despite his early dominance, Parkin showcased resilience and quickly turned the tide, weathering Usman’s onslaught with composure.

Throughout the bout, both fighters engaged in intense striking exchanges, with Parkin showcasing his prowess through well-placed leg kicks. Despite Usman’s powerful right hand shots, Parkin remained composed and retaliated with strategic counterattacks.

As the fight progressed into the second round, Parkin delivered a decisive blow to Usman, landing a powerful right hand behind the ear. Despite Usman’s efforts to maintain control, Parkin’s relentless pressure proved to be overwhelming.

In the final round, Usman attempted to rally back, targeting Parkin’s body with effective punches. However, Parkin remained unfazed, continuing to match Usman’s intensity with calculated strikes.

Ultimately, Parkin’s consistent performance throughout the bout earned him a unanimous decision victory, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28 in his favor.

The win extended Parkin’s undefeated record and halted Usman’s impressive UFC winning streak at three consecutive victories.

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