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UFC 259 results: Askar Askarov asserts his place in flyweight division with domination of Joseph Benavidez

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

The Russian brawler remains unbeaten so far in his UFC career with impressive performances every time out
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UFC 259 results: Askar Askarov dominates, bloodies Joseph Benavidez in one-sided decision

UFC 259 results: Askar Askarov dominates, bloodies Joseph Benavidez in one-sided decision

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Askar Askarov entered and exited UFC 259 without a loss on his resume.
On the UFC 259 prelims Saturday, Askarov defeated former UFC flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez with a unanimous decision .
The flyweight bout was part of the UFC 259 preliminary card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN following additional prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of the main card on pay-per-view.
Round 1 was predominantly a striking battle. Askarov and Benavidez gave and took with both fighters landing strikes. Askarov's kicks came into play and he scored a late takedown.
The second round was...
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