Omari Akhmedov took his UFC Fight Night 32 contest at middleweight, but next time he enters the Octagon it will be as a welterweight. In his UFC debut, Akhmedov took a round one win over Thiago Perpetuo.
“My biggest concern was about the weight because my opponent was way bigger than me,” said Akhmedov to MMA Fighting. “But, for my next fights, I’m going to fight at 170 because this guy was huge. I think I need to cut more because all these guys are bigger than me and it’s really tough to fight with them.”
Akhmedov is 12-0 with Saturday’s win. Only twice has he needed the judges.
Perpetuo competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. The loss makes him 1-1 for the UFC.
They took Fight of the Night on the November 9 card.