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Bolaji Oki surprised by split decision scoring at UFC Fight Night 236


LAS VEGAS – Bolaji Oki thinks he clearly won his UFC debut.

Oki (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) defeated Tim Cuamba (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) by split decision this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 236 from the UFC Apex.

Oki, who extended his winning streak to nine, was stunned to hear the judges call the outcome a split decision.

“For me, it was obvious that I won the fight,” Oki told MMA Junkie and other reporters post-fight at UFC Fight Night 236. “He didn’t do anything except for the takedown in the second round, with the elbows maybe. So maybe he had the second round, but for me I had the first and the third for sure. So how is it a split decision? It has to be a unanimous decision.”

Oki punched his ticket to the UFC with a first-round TKO on Dana White’s Contender Series this past August. The 28-year-old was disappointed not to get the finish, but promises to deliver moving forward.

“I’m happy, but I know I could do better,” Oki said. “That’s not the best version of myself, but I am happy. It’s my first UFC win, but for sure I can do better. You’ve not seen the best ‘Zulu’ in there, but for sure you’re going to see with time.”

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