Malcolm Gordon
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Taps out in UFC debut
FlyweightUFC
July 18, 2020
Gordon lost to Amir Albazi via submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:42 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
The loss snaps a four-fight winning streak for the debuting Gordon. Gordon is known for his ground game (six career submission wins), but he found himself on the wrong end of a triangle choke in this one. Gordon attempted to scramble his way back to the feet, but Albazi would have none of it, and the Canadian was forced to tap shortly after. Gordon had spent his entire pro career prior to Saturday on the regional circuit outside of one appearance for Bellator back in 2014.
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Now facing Albazi on July 18
FlyweightUFC
July 14, 2020
Gordon (12-3-0) is now scheduled to face Amir Albazi (12-1-0) in a flyweight fight at the UFC's event Saturday in Abu Dhabi after Albazi stepped in to replace Aleksander Doskalchuk (10-2-0), Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Gordon himself had been added to the card as a replacement for Tagir Ulanbekov earlier this month, but he'll take on a new opponent on even shorter notice with Doskalchuk bowing out for an unspecified reason. The 30-year-old Gordon will take a four-fight winning streak into the Octagon.
Joins UFC ranks for July 18 fight
FlyweightUFC
July 3, 2020
Gordon signed with the UFC on Friday and will fight Aleksandr Doskalchuk in a flyweight bout at UFC FN on July 18, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Tagir Ulanbekov was originally slated to fight Doskalchuk, but Ulanbekov has since dropped out, opening the door for Gordon to make his UFC debut. Gordon has a 12-3-0 career MMA record, while Dosalchuk, who is also making his first UFC appearance, has an 10-2-0 record in MMA.