UFC on Fuel TV 2: What We Learned from Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Reza Madadi

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UFC on Fuel TV 2: What We Learned from Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Reza Madadi
Pictured: Reza Madadi. Photo courtesy of MMAjunkie.com

Reza Madadi has just taken a step up in the lightweight division, defeating the previously undefeated Yoislandy Izquierdo by second-round guillotine choke.

Madadi was slow getting started, struggling through and likely losing the first round, but he found his stride in the second and managed to close out the fight.

 

What we'll remember about this fight:

The finish.

It was a vicious guillotine that Madadi slapped on Izquierdo, and he really wrenched it. There were a couple moments where it looked like Izquierdo would escape, but Madadi was able to move with him and keep the choke in place.

 

What we learned about Yoislandy Izquierdo:

Izquierdo has potential. It looked like he just got too excited.

He was winning the fight, then got a little sloppy and paid the price for it.

 

What we learned about Reza Madadi:

He's a hot prospect coming out of Sweden.

His last three wins were over former UFC fighters, and now he has his first win in the UFC.

 

What's next for Yoislandy Izquierdo:

Henry Martinez or Tommy Hayden

 

What's next for Reza Madadi:

Tim Means or Justin Salas

 

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for BleacherReport.com. For updates on what's happening in the world of MMA, follow him on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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