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Ikram Aliskerov pledges rebound, says no regrets for short-notice UFC on ABC 6 loss

An old adage says “no risk, no reward,” and Ikram Aliskerov rolled those dice recently. He was all set for the UFC on ESPN 58 co-main event against Antonio Trocoli in Las Vegas 10 days ago when word got around that Khamzat Chimaev was out of his UFC on ABC 6 headliner against Robert Whittaker.

Ikram Aliskerov pledges rebound, says no regrets for short-notice UFC on ABC 6 loss


An outdated adage says “no danger, no reward,” and Ikram Aliskerov rolled these cube lately.

He was all set for the UFC on ESPN 58 co-main occasion towards Antonio Trocoli in Las Vegas 10 days in the past when phrase received round that Khamzat Chimaev was out of his UFC on ABC 6 headliner towards Robert Whittaker. As an alternative of taking the combat with Trocoli, who was a late substitute, he left Vegas for Saudi Arabia to combat Whittaker in a nationally televised essential occasion.

It was a tall ask to start with, however Aliskerov (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) ran right into a buzzsaw in former middleweight champion Whittaker (26-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) and was knocked out in the first round. It was his first loss in additional than 5 years to, coincidentally, Chimaev.

After a pair of first-round knockout wins to open his UFC profession, Aliskerov posted on social media that he’ll proper the ship.

“Alhamdulilla, no excuses. I don’t remorse something,” Aliskerov posted. “It was a giant expertise towards top-of-the-line within the sport. I’m younger, I’ll work on my errors, study and get again into enterprise quickly. Thank to everybody for assist messages.”

Alhamdulilla, no excuses. I don’t remorse something. It was a giant expertise towards top-of-the-line within the sport. I am younger, I will work on my errors , study and get again into enterprise quickly.Thank to everybody for assist messages.

— ikram_aliskerov (@ikram_aliskerov) June 23, 2024

Whittaker has solely three losses up to now 10 years: two to Israel Adesanya in title fights, and one to present champ Dricus Du Plessis in a title eliminator.

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