Major win for Nasrat Hapqarast, Defeating a world class fighter in Rafa Garcia… Combate Americas Lightweight Champion. Showing his heavy hands, Hearing the pop every time he hit Rafa Garcia.
Nasrat looked GREAT in the first round but Garcia is a DAWG!! Continued putting pressure on Nasrat. Leading to a unanimous decision. Overall a great fight as Rafa Garcia was one of the best prospects from Mexico.
“My team, we are always like this. When we get the name, it doesn’t matter his record, doesn’t matter his experience, we always take him very seriously,” Haqparast said. “He had nothing to lose. He had five days’ notice, six days’ notice, stepped in … It was a good experience also for me to fight a guy like this: tough, a little bit shorter than me, in a smaller Octagon … It was a good experience.”https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Nasrat-Haqparast-Says-Lessons-from-Past-Defeat-Helped-with-Patience-at-UFC-Fight-Night-187-178163
Nasrat showed a lot of promise in his win against Rafa Garcia, Facing a different opponent compared to Don Madge,
Official Results: Nasrat Haqparast def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Hapqarast vs Arman Tsarukyan
What’s next for Nasrat? Canceled fight between them as Nasrat Hapqarast pulled out of the fight because of illness. Since Nasrat is obviously A LOT better.
Reschedule Hapqarast vs Tsarukyan Summer of 2021, Two Rising Stars of the Lightweight Division. Nasrat Hapqarast 25 Years Old and Arman Tsarukyan 24 years old.
Arman defeated Matt Frevola at UFC 257 in a dominant grappling performance. I really want to see Tsarukyan vs Hapqarast face each other.
Two Rising Stars and Future UFC Lightweight Contenders. Coming from Powerhouse MMA gyms, Tiger Muay Thai and Tristar Gym. Coached by MMA geniuses George Hickman and Firas Zahabi.
Set this fight up please, Dana White & Sean Shelby. Great fight on paper, Bet they fight few more times after this!