Shavkat Rakhmonov secured a submission win against Stephen Thompson

Shavkat Rakhmonov happy to get a win on kazahkistan's national day; wants the title fight as soon as possible.

by Aryan Lakhani
Shavkat Rakhmonov secured a submission win against Stephen Thompson
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Shavkat Rakhmonov is on an unbelievable winning streak; after securing a dominating 2nd round submission win against Stephen Thompson, Rakhmonov has updated his professional MMA record to 18-0. It will be a memorable win for Shavkat Rakhmonov as it was Kazakhstan's national day.

It is worth knowing that in those 18 fights, all fighters were either knocked out or submitted; Rakhmonov has a 100% finish rate!

It is rare to see such stats in the MMA world, and it will be fascinating to see how far he can maintain this mind-blowing record.Rakhmonov is crystal clear about his future goal; he wants nothing but the title shot and is ready to fight anyone who will allow him to accomplish this goal.

Shavkat Rakhmonov’s Octagon Interview

In the octagon interview, Shavkat Rakhmonov made his intentions for the future very clear. “Stephen Thompson is a very tough opponent I was happy that I was able to finish him and I believe I am worthy of a title shot.

I am ready to fight the winner of the title fight [Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington]”.

Rakhmonov on what he wants next

Shavkat Rakhmonov is ready to fight anyone who will get him a title shot “Wonder Boy prefers striking, I like to strike too but why I should I risk it I took the easy path.

I don’t care who’s going to be next I will fight whoever that will get me to the title shot I will have to fight once again but I will do whatever to get this title shot.Both are good [on who he would prefer to fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington]but I am ready for anyone”.

Colby Covington interestingly called out Stephen Thompson and agreed to fight him next; both fighters lost the match today, so it would be a sensible fight for the future.

Shavkat Rakhmonov