|Abdisalam Kubanychbek is the new number one contender for the Brave lightweight title. Brave CF (file photo)|
MANILA--Rolando Dy's bid to capture another mixed martial arts championship suffered a huge hit early Friday (Philippine Time) after falling to Kyrgystan's Abdisalam Kubanychbek in the main event of Brave CF 47: Asian Domination in Seef, Bahrain.
In the fight to determine Amin Ayoub's next challenger for the Brave lightweight title, Kubanychbek showed his dominance in the ground game to stop Dy after two rounds.
Kubanychbek got the upper hand after taking Dy down late into Round 1 and enforced some ground-and-pound action.
The Kyrgyz fighter then took control of most of the second round despite the Filipino's improved takedown defense as the former, after a successful takedown, delivered more powerful ground-and-pound strikes.
The damage inflicted to Dy was too much that he failed to get back to his feet when the referee called him to prepare for the start of Round 3, forcing what was eventually ruled as a "corner stoppage".
Kubanychbek won his 10th straight fight and moved up to 19-3 overall.
Dy, on the other hand, saw his winning streak snapped at two and fell to 14-10.
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