Things were decidedly different, however, in the greeting between Russian fighter Ibragim Khalilov and Uzbekistan native Bakhtiyar Barotov.
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When the two came together to touch gloves at the beginning of their bout, it resulted in a knockout just three seconds into the first round, after Khalilov landed a right jab on Barotov’s chin while the Uzbek still had his arms outstretched in his opponent’s direction.
The bout between the two was organized by Chinese promotion WBK last Saturday in Hangzhou, China.
The story went viral though after Cody Garbrandt, a recent winner at UFC 207, reposted a tweet by the Bleacher Report with the caption: “Why I never touch gloves.”
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