Lightweight up and comer Nasrat Haqparast earned his third UFC win and first stoppage in the Octagon, halting Brazil’s Joaquim Silva in the second round on Saturday.
The event was held in New Jersey, USA.
Silva was the aggressor from the start, and though busier than Haqparast, it was clear that the German’s counters were making their mark in the first round.
In the second, though, it was Haqparast leading with the overhand left that dropped Silva to the mat.
A few follow-up strikes later and referee Keith Peterson was stopping the bout at the :36 mark of round two.
With the win, Afghan MMA fighter Haqparast moved to 11-2. Curitiba’s Silva falls to 11-3.