Shavkat Rakhmonov just walked through Neil Magny like it was nothing. The Kazakh prospect had his biggest test against a top ranked welterweight and made the whole ordeal look easy with his immaculate wrestling and ever-present submission threat.
With a victory like this, the 28-year-old has surely managed to put the whole division on notice. In a division like Welterweight where prospects include Khamzat Chimaev and Jack Della, Rakhmonov has made sure that his name is not forgotten in the mix.
Fans react to Shavkat Rakhmonov’s second-round finish of Neil Magny
The fans were unanimously impressed with his performance until now and their reactions to the fight have surely solidified that.
All the talk about Rakhmonov being just another hype train from the Slavic regions was firmly quashed
Fans were shocked by the ease that which Rakhmonov managed to put away a top-ranked fighter with.
Others pointed out how his career of 16 fights and 16 finishes is not something one can overlook even if they tried
Many were confused by his call out of Wonderboy Thompson and wanted a more challenging opponent for him next
Others already started making predictions about how the Welterweight landscape would look within a year
The calm that Rakhmonov displayed in the octagon against and we can’t stress this enough A RANKED OPPONENT was highlighted by many
The future of the division is in good hands according to the looks of this fight
Fans also praised Rakhmonov’s tenacity in finding new openings rather than solely looking for finishing sequences
All Hail is the newest aspirant heading towards Welterweight Gold.
Who would you like to be the next test for this young welterweight star?