Every country needs a hero in the cage, and Japan counts Teruto Ishihara as one of their own. The dude wings kicks and punches with power and reckless abandon, and though his winning UFC run had some cold water doused in it by the likes of Gray Maynard and Artem Lobov, he’s still got some juice.
Petr Yan is jumping up from the Russian circuit to make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 132 – didn’t Russia and Japan have some sort of war back in the day?
As usual, Ishihara immediately starts flitting about, firing off single punches and single kicks as if he’s allergic to combinations. But Yan simply covers up and walks him down, and whenever he’s in range, he throws heat via kicking and punching combos. However, Yan isn’t the least bit intimidated by Ishihara’s antics, and soon he’s penetrating the Japanese fighter’s defenses and nailing him in the noggin’. Ishihara stumbles, stumbles again, and when he eats a final right hand, he goes down.
— UFC (@ufc) June 23, 2018
Results: Petr Yan def. Teruto Ishihara via TKO (Punches) at 3:28, R1