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UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada avoids broken hand after all

Welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada made an emphatic debut inside the Octagon last weekend by defeating Paulo Thiago at UFC on Fuel 2 with a vicious first round knockout. Bahadurzada was awarded Knockout of the Night honors for his performance, though he initially thought it might have come at a heavy price.

During the post-fight interview, the Afghan-born fighter revealed that he believed he had broken his hand in training. However, Bahadurzada did not want to pull out of a second fight with the UFC so he went ahead and took to the cage anyways.

However, on his Twitter account Monday, Bahadurzada confirmed that he did not break any bones in his dangerous right-hand and will be back to training very soon.

“Good news! My right hand is not broken!” Bahadurzada posted. “An x-ray confirmed it earlier today!”

Bahadurzada is now 21-4-1 in his career, including seven straight victories. He was originally scheduled to make his UFC debut against Erick Silva this past January but was pulled from the bout with an injury.

Check out this interview with Bahadurzada backstage at UFC on Fuel 2 moments after his victory:


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