Malcolm Gordon’s first UFC winning streak came about in grisly fashion.
In the opening preliminary-card bout of UFC Vegas 47 on Saturday, Gordon picked up a technical submission win due to injury when opponent Denys Bondar had his arm twisted up in an unnatural way during a scramble against the fence.
The debuting Bondar signaled to referee Mark Smith that he was hurt and the bout was officially waved off at the 1:22 mark of the opening round.
Watch the nasty arm injury above.
This is Gordon’s second straight win after an 0-2 to start to his UFC career. The Canadian flyweight won a unanimous decision over Francisco Figueiredo last July and his pro record now stands at 14-5.
Bondar (16-4) was making his long-awaited octagon debut after seeing three previous bookings fall through, including a November 2021 matchup with Gordon that was rescheduled. He had won 14 straight fights prior to tonight’s setback.