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Jordan Young secures an unbelievable resurgence with KO of Omari Akhmedov at the 2021 PFL Championship.
PFL light heavyweight Jordan Young made one of the greatest comebacks youll ever see during the undercard of the 2021 PFL Championship against Omari Akhmedov.
It wasnt working out for Young early, as he had a real difficult time handling Akhmedovs grappling and control on the ground. It looked like Akhmedov was going to coast to a launching win, however Young came out shooting in the 3rd and last round.
Akhmedov looked significantly drained pipes as the 3rd round started, and Young made the most of it immediately. His boxing ended up being the difference in the battles last minutes, dealing heavy damage to Akhmedov on the feet.
After a series of difficult mixes, Young dropped Akhmedov with a vicious uppercut to earn an impressive come-from-behind TKO win.
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Jordan Young snapped a two-fight losing streak by knocking out Omari Akhmedov.
Youngs first season in the PFL didnt exactly go according to prepare in 2021, with a frustrating loss to former UFC fighter Tom Lawlor. Before that, he had an up-and-down profession in Bellator prior to signing with the PFL.
Akhmedov, a previous UFC middleweight competitor, was making his PFL launching after a long period in the UFC. He had actually contended versus the likes of Chris Weidman, Brad Tavares, and others before ultimately signing with the league.
Youngs KO win could go a long method in potentially turning his career around, with plenty of momentum heading into next season. It wasnt a perfect first season in the league for Young, but he might be a name to see moving forward in the PFL.