Askarov entered the fight with a record of 11-0, while Elliott had a record of 17-8-1. Askarov was the No. 1 ranked flyweight in the UFC, while Elliott was the No. 4 ranked flyweight.
The fight was a back-and-forth affair, with both fighters having their moments. Askarov was able to land some good punches and kicks, but Elliott was able to absorb them and keep fighting. Elliott also landed some good punches and kicks, but Askarov was able to defend them.
In the third round, Askarov was able to take Elliott down and control him on the ground. Askarov landed some good punches and elbows from the top, and he was close to finishing the fight at one point. However, Elliott was able to survive the round and the fight went to the judges.
The judges scored the fight 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 for Askarov, who won the fight by unanimous decision.
The win was Askarov’s 12th in a row, and it put him one step closer to a title shot. The loss was Elliott’s third in a row, and it put him in a position where he needed a win to stay in the UFC.