UFC 154 results recap: Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov

Photo via Esther Lin of MMA Fighting

Second up at UFC 154, Ivan Menjivar did his best to separate Azamat Gashimov from his left arm.

In the second contest of UFC 154, Bantamweight Ivan Menjivar submitted Azamat Gashimov halfway through the first round. The arm breaking victory was Menjivar's recovery after a loss to Mike Easton at UFC 148. His UFC record is now 4-1 (25-9 overall). The fight was Gashimov's first as a UFC fighter and dropped his career record to 7-2.

Azamat got the takedown early, but found himself defending an armbar when it hit the ground. Gashimov was able to escape and ate an upkick from Menjivar in the process. Back on the mat, Gashimov landed some good punches, but once again found himself defending Ivan's armbar attempt. He tried to slam out, Menjivar swung out from under him and bellied down on the armbar to get the tap.

What was the high point of the fight?

Without a doubt, the armbar. Incredibly impressive display of technique from Menjivar to get the win.

Where do they go from here?

A great win for the seasoned veteran Menjivar, but a submission over the unknown Gashimov probably won't do much to bump him up the Bantamweight ranks. For his next fight, he'll need to face someone in the top 25. A match with Takey Mizugaki would show which fighter is ready to start moving up the ladder.

A disappointing debut for the Russian Azamat Gashimov, especially to suffer injury in the process. It's hard to say if he'll get another shot after being finished quickly in his first UFC fight. If they do give him a second chance, he'll need a win to stay with the company.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Watch it now, you want to see this armbar.

SBN coverage of UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

Video: UFC 154 post-fight press conference

UFC 154: GSP vs. Condit video highlights

UFC 154 gate, attendance, and bonus info

Can Dana get GSP vs Anderson in Dallas Stadium?

UFC 154: Hendricks vs. Kampmann highlights

UFC 154 GSP vs. Condit - Extended video highlights

Kid Nate's bathrobe review of UFC 154

Nick Diaz was not impressed with GSP's performance

Zombie Prophet gifs up UFC 154

Hendricks: GSP hasn't fought anyone like me

Dr Jon Gelber asks: Did the ACL hamper GSP?

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs Condit recap and analysis

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker