UFC Fighter Shamil Abdurakhimov and Marcin Tybura Meetup at hospital after Fight.

UFC heavyweights Shamil Abdurakhimov and Marcin Tybura got a quick trip to the hospital after a grueling fight in the prelims of UFC on ESPN+ 7.

After trading heavy blows, they reconciled at the hospital bed where Tybura was sent after Abdurakhimov knocked him out in the second round (via Instagram).


Abdurakhimov was repeatedly introduced to Tybura’s shin before delivering the punch that set the end in motion. But appeared to be in good spirits after his third straight win.

Abdurakhimov has a new brother in arms. Now all he wants is a nod from UFC matchmakers.

“It doesn’t really matter who they give me next, but I would like a top five opponent,” he said after his win. “I just beat the ninth-ranked guy in the division. Come on, give me some tests here.”

Check out the video of Abdurakhimov’s stoppage. And for complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 7, visit the UFC Events section of the site.

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