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LAS VEGAS — American fighter Drew Dober came back wild from a near-knockout and scored a stellar win of his own Saturday at the UFC Fight Night event that took place at the Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Dober has long been a fan-friendly yet dangerous lightweight fighter, being famous for ‘Performance of the Night’ victories, most notably his merciless ground-and-pound bombardment against Nasrat Haqparast two years ago.
However, the 33-year-old entered the Octagon this weekend desperate for a result as he had suffered consecutive losses in 2021 to Islam Makhachev and Brad Riddell.
Against Terrance McKinney on March 12, it looked like he was going to lose for the third time in a row.
McKinney dropped Dober with a nasty knee strike in the opening seconds, and without Dober’s absurd resistance to punches, it probably would have been a blowout.
McKinney then threw strike after strike to try and get Dober out of there, but Dober – who had been knocked down – refused to go outside.
Although he was back on his feet, Dober was knocked down again when McKinney landed another brutal knee. Again, lesser fighters would have stayed. Not Dober.
But then McKinney came back with punches designed to finish off fighters who were close to finishing.
Dober, who was on the floor with McKinney on top, was anything but done, as he eventually got his feet on McKinney’s hips and managed to push him away – after expert coaching from his corner.
This moment appeared to be a turning point as McKinney appeared to have emptied his gas tank after that high-profile violation.
Now it was Dober’s turn to attack, and he hit his man with hard punches, beat him until he fell, then followed with his own ground-and-pound.
In the end, the referee had seen enough.
Dober had done it – one of the most remarkable MMA turnarounds of the year!
Watch Dober’s win here:—ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 13, 2022
By the end of the fight, McKinney had landed 43 of his 74 attack attempts with 58% accuracy, while also succeeding with two of his three takedowns.
Dober, meanwhile, hit McKinney 31 times out of 52 attempts (60%).
With the win, Dober improved his pro MMA record to 24 wins (11 knockouts, six submissions, and seven decisions) against 11 losses.
In a post-fight speech, Dober said he would enjoy a fight with Bobby Green next.
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