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Bogdan Guskov proud to be first UFC-ranked Uzbekistan fighter

LAS VEGAS – UFC mild heavyweight Bogdan Guskov could have bragging rights over his fellow fighters from Uzbekistan.

Guskov (16-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will probably discover a quantity subsequent to his identify when the promotion releases its up to date rankings following UFC on ESPN 55. Within the co-main occasion on the UFC Apex, Guskov completed high 15 fighter Ryan Spann with highly effective punches in Spherical 2.

It was an outing worthy of a $50,000 Efficiency of the Evening bonus, however extra importantly for Guskov, one that may probably end in his identify getting into the UFC’s mild heavyweight rankings.

“If I am going to the highest 15, I would be the first fighter from Uzbekistan who go to the highest,” Guskov advised reporters throughout a post-fight information convention. “That is historical past, that is my historical past. From Uzbekistan, now we have two extra robust guys and I’m first. I’m very glad on this second.”

Guskov rounds out the trio of energetic fighters from Uzbekistan, and admits there’s a pleasant rivalry between Muradov and Ruziboev to be the primary to achieve sure milestones. Each beat Guskov within the race for bonuses, however he can lay declare to the primary promotinally-ranked fighter from their dwelling nation.

“Each guys are excellent pals. We’re each time speaking assist for one another. This is sort of a sport competitors for motivation. It’s good, I believe it’s good. … I like this.”

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