The back-and-forth affair between Nazim Sadykhov and Viacheslav Borshchev resulted in a majority draw, but for 15 minutes, the fans were thrilled with the ebb-and-flow of action. Borshchev seemed to have the upper hand for much of the first round putting on display his smooth and efficient striking.
However, in the second round, Sadykhov hurt Borshchev and seemed to be a few clean follow-up shots away from a stoppage.
Somehow, Borshchev recovered to have a clean, effective round on the feet in the final round, and the judges couldn’t split the difference between the fighters.
At the end of the intense struggle, both athletes performed the Terekeme dance.
The encounter, dubbed "Fight of the night", was billed as the UFC's "best show" with earnings of $50,000.