Nasrat Haqparast against Joaquim Silva seemed like an even matchup on paper, at least, entering their bout at UFC Newark. Yet, just seconds in Round 2, Haqparast put Silva to bed with a vicious left-handed punch. And yes, it looks even better in slow motion.
German-Afghan wunderkind Nasrat Haqparast (11-2) adds another flash of brilliance to his ledger, flattening Joaquim Silva early in round two! Tristar's prodigious Kelvin Gastelum clone has won three straight. He has finished nine, each by punches. #UFCNewark pic.twitter.com/GjrhlpVHkk— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) August 3, 2019
There's simply no defense for that.
With the victory, Haqparast improved his record to 11-2. As one of the youngest fighters in all of UFC, Haqparast is making himself known internationally as one of the up and coming talents in the lightweight division.
The 23-year-old is only just getting started.