Hassan Yazdani, beloved Iranian freestyler, defeated his American rival David Taylor 6-2 in the final bout of 86kg in the 2021 World Wrestling Championship underway in Oslo, Norway, on Sunday.

Iran PressEurope:  Yazdani and Taylor first met at the 2017 Wrestling World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran. Despite Yazdani getting out to a 3-0 lead, Taylor stormed back and was ahead 8-4 before eventually pinned Yazdani.

It was their fourth meeting. In the 2018 World Championships, Yazdani was up 6-2 before Taylor came back to win 11-6.


And in the 2020 Olympic Games final, Yazdani was ahead 3-2 with only 18 seconds left in the match before Taylor scored the winning takedown.

Yazdani, nicknamed the Greatest, finally defeated the Magic Man in their fourth match.


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