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Sport DWCS 39 Results: Albert Duraev impresses with dominant first-round submission, calls for top UFC middleweights

06:15  15 september  2021
06:15  15 september  2021 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Albert Duraev secures a submission against Caio Bittencourt in a middleweight fight during Dana White's Contender Series season five week three at UFC APEX on September 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC) © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Albert Duraev secures a submission against Caio Bittencourt in a middleweight fight during Dana White's Contender Series season five week three at UFC APEX on September 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

In perhaps the most dominant performance on this season of Dana White’s Contender Series thus far, Duraev showed off a smothering grappling game and relentless pressure that Caio Bittencourt could not handle.

At 3:29 of the first round, Duraev forced his opponent to tap from a neck crack submission, after dominating all aspects of the fight up until that moment.

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The fight was the fourth of six bouts on Dana White’s Contender Series 39 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which aired on ESPN+.

Immediately after his victory, he called out to Dana White to let him know he was ready for his UFC contract and was willing to take on anyone and everyone in the promotion, including mentioning the champion Israel Adesanya.

“Hello Dana, you like that one? Duraev asked. “Give me very good contract. I smash anybody.”

Tuesday’s performance marked nine wins in a row for the Russian middleweight, who exuded confidence, before, during, and after his fight.

“Give me (Paulo) Costa, gime me (Marvin) Vettori, no problem,” Duraev said during his post-fight interview with Laura Sanko. “I smash anybody.”

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After his outing, it is very likely that Duraev will receive a UFC contract at the end of the show, as he showed glimpses of everything White looks for on the show in a potential contract winner.

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