Potentially the biggest winner of Fight Island – figuratively and, by securing his second win in 10 days, literally – Khamzat Chimaev stole the show once again, stopping UFC debutant Rhys McKee in the first round. Chimaev broke the UFC record for fewest days between both appearances and wins, and his encore might’ve been more impressive than his first win, which came over John Phillips.
As the first round began, Chimaev asserted himself physically and took McKee down to the mat. He overwhelmed his foe, dropping heavy ground-and-pound and showing his ability to negate any sort of attempts to get up from McKee. Three minutes into the first frame, Chimaev mounted McKee and continued to rain down strikes until the ref stopped the bout.
Chimaev not only dominated, but McKee failed to register a single strike against Fight Island’s breakout fighter. It was the kind of dominant display that caught the eyes of every fighter and fan alike.