The 37-year-old Aghayev, a five-time World Karate Federation world champion and silver medalist at last summer's Olympic Games, nimbly avoided many of Daniels attacks early on, at one point ducking under his kicks and then dropping down to throw a charging Daniels over his head in the first round. Daniels vaunted kicking attack was largely ineffective as Aghayev repeatedly caught his roundhouse kicks countering with hard overhand lefts that dropped Daniels to the mat several times cinching the decision victory.
The co-main event saw Jesus Lopez display a nice mix of punches, kicks and the occasional judo throw to take the bantamweight championship from Eoghan Chelmiah by split decision.
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