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Muhammad Mokaev reveals partial MCL tear after UFC 286 bout

Muhammad Mokayev weigh-in at UFC 286. Credit: Jamie Theodosi/Cageside Press.

It looks like Muhammad Mokayev will escape serious injury after his UFC 286 flyweight bout against Jafel Filho.

Mokaev (10-0, 1NC) pulled away from the London event with a neck crank submission victory. But before he had to escape several attempts to digest by Brazil’s Filho, among them a particularly painful-looking knee that prevented 22-year-old Mokaev from fully supporting his own weight. His left leg appeared to be severely damaged.

The fact that Mokaev was able to turn the tide and win the fight was impressive. Avoiding surgery is pure luck. British born in Dagestan disclose on social media that he was just injured “Level 2 partial MCL tear” in competition

“Six or eight weeks I will be back in training,” Mokayev said in a separate post. “Thank you for all your messages. I have insane support on my knees! It’s belt-tightening season for me and my people!”

Mokaev entered the UFC as one of the hottest prospects in years. and lives according to the hype he carries with him The youngster didn’t just start his career unbeaten. But his amateur run is unmatched, he went 23-0 as a marksman and won the 2020 IMMAF WMMAA OCEANA Championships in the process.

As he has no reserve competitors, Mokaev has expressed interest in returning to action in July.

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