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Team Iridium clients Elliott, Garcia & Taira win big at UFC Vegas 83

LAS VEGAS — Three Iridium Sports Agency clients posted stoppage victories at UFC Vegas 83 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Stepping in on short notice, Tim "Awkward" Elliott earned his ninth UFC victory and fifth Performance Bonus with a first-round submission victory over Sumudaerji in their bantamweight bout. The former UFC title challenger is now 20-13-1 (seven submissions, three KOs). Tim is the all-time leader for strikes landed in UFC flyweight history, and for most takedowns in UFC flyweight history. He won The Ultimate Fighter 24 and is a three-time Titan FC champ.

Steve "Mean Machine" Garcia brought home his third straight/fourth overall stoppage victory in the UFC's Octagon with a second-round TKO over Melquizael Costa in lightweight action. With the win, he upped his record to 15-5 (13 KOs).

Tatsuro Taira improved to 5-0 in the UFC, and 15-0 overall, with his second-round TKO victory over Carlos Hernandez in the flyweight division. The former Shooto champ now has 11 victories by stoppage (seven submissions, four KOs). 


Iridium Sports Agency is a full-service professional management firm for the world’s best combat sports athletes, including UFC World Middleweight Champion Sean Strickland, PFL World Featherweight Champion Jesus Pinedo, former UFC World Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno and many other athletes in the UFC’s Top 15 rankings. Founded in 2009 by attorney Jason House, Iridium represents more than 100 athletes in the UFC, Bellator and Professional Fighters League, as well as many of the world’s best wrestlers, including reigning Olympic Gold Medalist David Taylor. Iridium's world-wide team of industry-leading agents is devoted to assisting athletes in all aspects of their professional lives, and consistently setting new standards for sports management.


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