Dakota Bush

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Struggles continue in Vegas
LightweightUFC
January 15, 2022
Bush lost to Slava Borshchev via TKO (punches) at 3:47 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 32 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The end result was obviously disastrous, but Bush actually found himself in pretty good shape for the vast majority of this bout. Well aware he would be at a significant disadvantage whenever the two men were standing, Bush connected on an easy early takedown attempt but as unable to keep the debuting Borshchev pinned to the mat. It got predictably worse for Bush from there, as he ate a left hand to the body which essentially ended his evening on the spot. A long-time veteran of the LFA promotion, Bush has now lost each of his first two UFC bouts, and it is certainly within the realm of possibility that he won't get a third chance with the company.
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Returning to Octagon in January
LightweightUFC
October 26, 2021
Bush (illness) will take on Viacheslav Borschev in a light weight bout at the UFC event Jan. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bush is coming off a positive COVID-19 test that forced him out of a Sept. 18 bout against Zhu Rong. Prior to that, Bush was defeated via decision back in April to Austin Hubbard. His opponent this time around with be making his UFC debut.
WD's following positive COVID-19 test
LightweightUFC
September 15, 2021
Bush announced that he will have to withdraw from his fight this Saturday against Zhu Rong after a positive COVID-19 test, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Bush was set to attempt to bounce back following his loss back in April to Austin Hubbard. The UFC has tapped Brandon Jenkins as the short notice replacement to keep Rong on the card. Bush will have to wait until he can make his second start with the UFC.
Facing Zhu Rong in September
LightweightUFC
May 17, 2021
Bush (8-3-0) is scheduled to face Zhu Rong (17-4-0) in a lightweight fight during the UFC's Sept. 18 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
The Bush-Zhu fight is the first bout rumored to be included on the Sept. 18 card, which currently lacks a location. After signing with the UFC earlier this year, Bush lost in his promotional debut April 17, falling to Austin Hubbard in a unanimous decision.
Drops late-notice decision in debut
LightweightUFC
April 17, 2021
Bush lost to Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a reasonable effort from Bush considering he found out he would be making his UFC debut less than a week ago. He had a strong first round before his cardio and overall energy level quickly faded. Bush found himself being controlled on the mat for a large portion of the final two rounds. Nonetheless, Bush showed more than enough in his debut to earn another fight with the company. It will be interesting to see how he performs with a full training camp under his belt.
Making UFC debut Saturday
LightweightUFC
April 12, 2021
Bush (8-2-0) is scheduled to face Austin Hubbard (12-5-0) in a lightweight fight Saturday at the UFC's event in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Bush will be called upon to make his UFC debut as a late-notice replacement for Natan Levy, who withdrew from the matchup with Hubbard over the weekend due to an undisclosed recurring injury. The 26-year-old Bush heads to the Octagon with a two-game winning streak, with both of his victories coming as a member of the Legacy Fighting Alliance promotion.