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UFC on ESPN 58 video: Melquizael Costa scores first promotional finish, taps Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

Melquizael Costa now has a UFC finish on his professional record. On the prelims of UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Costa (21-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) pulled off a late submission of Shayilan Nuerdanbieke to keep the judges out of a close contest. Nuerdanbieke...

Melquizael Costa now has a UFC finish on his professional record.

On the prelims of UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Costa (21-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) pulled off a late submission of Shayilan Nuerdanbieke to keep the judges out of a close contest. Nuerdanbieke (39-12 MMA, 3-3 UFC) found himself caught in a rear-naked choke and tapped at 1:50 of Round 3.

The first two rounds of the fight were very competitive. Nuerdanbieke won the first round on all cards, while Costa won Round 2. With the fight up for grabs, Costa put the finishing touches on the fight to get his first UFC finish, and bring his record in the promotion to .500.

Check out video of the finish below (via X):

Up-to-the-minute UFC on ESPN 58 results include:

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 58.

UFC on ESPN 58: Best photos from Las Vegas

Check out these photos from the fights at UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Fight and venue photos courtesy of the UFC via Getty Images) (Gallery will update throughout the event.) Related UFC on ESPN 58: Best photos from Las Vegas Julia Polastri –...

Check out these photos from the fights at UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Fight and venue photos courtesy of the UFC via Getty Images) (Gallery will update throughout the event.)

Belal Muhammad: Skill-for-skill Dricus Du Plessis sucks, would be ‘my easiest path to double-champ status’

Belal Muhammad doesn’t rate UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis’ skills very highly. Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) called Muhammad a loser for saying that UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev could beat him, prompting Muhammad to go off on him and his skills. “They asked me, ‘Will you fight...

Belal Muhammad doesn’t rate UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis’ skills very highly.

Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) called Muhammad a loser for saying that UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev could beat him, prompting Muhammad to go off on him and his skills.

“They asked me, ‘Will you fight Islam?’ and I was like, ‘No, I wouldn’t fight Islam,’ but I think Islam is looking to be a double champion, he could go up and fight Du Plessis right now and beat him,’” Muhammad said on his “Remember The Show” podcast.

“I’m standing by that. I think he could. I was trying to be nice about it, but honestly, Du Plessis sucks, if I’m being honest about it. Skill-for-skill, I would dominate Du Plessis, and I don’t think he’s that good. I do think Islam would dominate him and outgrapple him, and take him to the ground.”

Muhammad (23-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) runs things back with welterweight champion Leon Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in the UFC 304 main event July 27 at the Co-op Live in Manchester, England.

Du Plessis wasn’t on Muhammad’s radar before, but he is now.

“I’m saying Islam can beat you, and he wants to be like, ‘Oh, you’re a loser, you have no fans,’” Muhammad continued. “Now you’re putting your head in the mix with me, so I beat Leon now that just sets the table for this fight right here if he gets past (Israel) Adesanya.”

“I was trying to be nice but Dricus sucks. After I beat Leon he’ll be my easiest path to double-champ status.”

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 304.

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