The octagon traveled to Saudi Arabia for the primary time Saturday with UFC on ABC 6 at Kingdom Enviornment in Riyadh, and in the primary occasion, a former champion delivered certainly one of his career-best wins.

Ex-middleweight titleholder Robert Whittaker (26-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) confirmed up in an enormous means with a first-round knockout of short-notice alternative opponent Ikram Aliskerov (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), proving he’s nonetheless among the many prime of the heap within the weight class.

It was certainly one of simply 4 stoppages on the 11-bout card, and for extra on the numbers, test beneath for MMA Junkie’s post-event information from UFC on ABC 6.

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Robert Whittaker def. Ikram Aliskerov

Robert Whittaker def. Ikram Aliskerov

Whittaker improved to 14-3 since he moved as much as the UFC middleweight division in November 2014.

Whittaker’s 14 victories in UFC middleweight competitors are tied for third-most in divisional historical past behind Michael Bisping (16) and Brad Tavares (15).

Whittaker has earned 15 of his 26 profession victories by stoppage. That features all 5 of his UFC middleweight finishes.

Whittaker’s 9 fight-night bonuses for UFC middleweight bouts are second-most in divisional historical past behind Anderson Silva (12).

Aliskerov has suffered each of his profession losses by knockout.

Alexander Volkov def. Sergei Pavlovich

Alexander Volkov’s (38-10 MMA, 12-4 UFC) four-fight UFC profitable streak at heavyweight is the longest lively streak within the division.

Sergei Pavlovich (17-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) suffered consecutive losses for the primary time in his profession.

Pavlovich suffered the primary resolution lack of his profession.

Kelvin Gastelum def. Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez’s (17-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) three-fight dropping skid is the longest of his profession. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2022.

Rodriguez has suffered three of his 5 profession losses by resolution.

Shara Magomedov def. Antonio Trocoli

Magomedov (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned 11 of his 13 profession victories by stoppage. He’s completed all of these wins by knockout.

Antonio Trocoli (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered each of his profession stoppage losses by knockout.

Volkan Oezdemir def. Johnny Walker

Oezdemir (20-7 MMA, 8-6 UFC) has earned 15 of his 20 profession victories by stoppage.

Johnny Walker (21-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) fell to 4-6 with one no contest in his previous 11 fights courting again to November 2019.

Walker has suffered seven of his 9 profession losses by stoppage. He’s been completed by knockout in all 4 of his UFC stoppage defeats.

Nasrat Haqparast def. Jared Gordon

Nasrat Haqparast (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has earned seven of his 9 UFC victories by resolution.

Jared Gordon (20-7 MMA, 8-6 UFC) fell to 5-6 with one no contest in UFC light-weight competitors.

Felipe Lima def. Muhammad Naimov

Lima (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is on a 13-fight profitable streak after dropping his MMA debut in August 2015.

Muhammad Naimov (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) suffered the primary stoppage lack of his profession with a submission defeat.

Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Nicolas Dalby

Rinat Fakhretdinov (22-1-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) prolonged his unbeaten streak to 22 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since June 2013.

Fakhretdinov’s 22-fight unbeaten streak in MMA competitors is longest amongst lively fighters on the UFC roster.

Fakhretdinov has earned three of his 4 UFC victories by resolution.

Nicolas Dalby (23-5-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) fell to 6-2 with one no contest since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2019.

Dalby has suffered all 5 of his profession losses by resolution.

Muin Gafurov def. Kyung Ho Kang

Kyung Ho Kang (19-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC) fell to 6-4 since he returned to competitors from a virtually 3.5-year layoff in January 2018.

Kang has suffered all 5 of his UFC losses by resolution.

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UFC analysis analyst and stay statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Observe him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.