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UFC 204 results: Mirsad Bektic submits Russell Doane

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mirsad Bektic had to wait through 17 months and three potential opponents to get back into the Octagon.

Once he got there, the undefeated American Top Team fighter wasted little time getting back out of the cage

The featherweight standout improved to 10-0 on Saturday night at UFC 204. He used a rear-naked choke to finish Russell Doane at 4:22 of the opening round in Manchester, England.

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Doane (14-7), of Honolulu, stepped in for Jeremy Kennedy, who had stepped in for Arnold Allen. Bektic, however, wasted little time taking control of the fight, outgrappling him, slamming him to the mat, and working into position for the winning choke, the second submission victory of his career.

Bektic, who had been sidelined with a knee injury, was happy just to be back.

"I've been working every day, no one works like me," Bektic said. "That's 4-0 in the UFC for me, I can do it all, I can beat anybody."

Doane has dropped four straight fights.