Pros react after Islam Makhachev submits Drew Dober at UFC 259

By Christopher Taylor - March 6, 2021

A key lightweight bout between Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober took place on tonight’s UFC 259 main card from Las Vegas.


Makhachev had entered tonight’s contest sporting an overall record of 18-1. In his most recent effort at UFC 242, the Russian standout picked up a unanimous decision victory over Davi Ramos.

Meanwhile, Drew Dober (23-10 MMA) had entered UFC 259 on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Alexander Hernandez.

Tonight’s fight proved to be a coming out party for Islam Makhachev. The longtime training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely dominated Drew Dober this evening on route to a third round submission victory.

Check out how the pros reacted to Islam Makhachev’s impressive UFC 259 performance below:

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