With KO win over Carlston Harris, Shavkat Rakhmonov now has 15 finishes in a row

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Shavkat Rakhmonov put the UFC welterweight division on notice with an impressive first-round KO

UFC’s welterweight division is shaping up to be the most exciting division in the promotion with fresh prospects emerging regularly. Khamzat Chimaev has been the hot topic thanks to his dominant career so far, but it’s time the MMA community put some attention to the latest welterweight sensation – Shavkat Rakhmonov.

The undefeated welterweight who started his career in October 2014, has a staggering record of 15 wins and no losses so far. What is more impressive is that he has finished all his fights and is equally good on the feet and on the canvas.

The UFC has acknowledged him as a contender and it will be exciting to see him challenge the elite of the division.

Who is Shavkat Rakhmonov?

We take a look at the freshest new prospect of the UFC welterweight division

Shavkat Rakhmonov has had a spectacular couple of years since making his professional MMA debut in October 2014.

Born in Uzbekistan, Shavkat later received citizenship of Kazakhstan in 2017. He won the WMMAA World and Asian Championships titles as an amateur.

He made his UFC debut against Alex Oliveira at UFC 254 and even though Alex weighed in two pounds above the welterweight regulation, Shavkat won the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the first round.

He is 3-0 in the UFC currently with two first-round finishes. The Kazakh is slowly cementing his position in the talent stacked welterweight division and is a definite threat to many in that weight category.

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