Aiemann Zahabi defeats Reginaldo Vieira in his UFC debut. It was a very well contested matchup. Zahabi was able to maintain his range and controlled most of the round while Vieira was able to land some big shots to close the first round as best as he could.
The second round was also close. Zahabi was the aggressor and landed the bigger shots. Although Vieira looked tired at times, there’s no question he was well conditioned for this fight. He tried to be the agressor. He certainly closed the fight strong as well. The third round was the only round I gave Vieira.
Judges scored the fight (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) for Zahabi keeping him undefeated. Zahabi, the brother of well-respected MMA trainer Firas Zahabi says he was not nervous and did not feel any added pressure. He is now 8-0 and 1-0 in the UFC.