Khabib Nurmagomedov finished Dustin Poirier in the third round of their lightweight title unification bout. The UFC 242 main event at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi gone viral.
“The Eagle” who flew highest as he retained his belt with a third-round submission victory to cement his position as the best 155-pound fighter in the world.
Khabib faced one of the hardest moments in his professional career. Poirier made great effort to finish the fight, but Nurmagomedov stayed composed and eventually worked his way out of the hold as the crowd roared its approval. After escaping Poirier’s grip, Nurmagomedov swiftly took the back and locked up a rear-naked choke!
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 7, 2019
Khabib extends his undefeated record to 28 fights.
Complete UFC 242 results:
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:06
Paul Felder def. Edson Barboza via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Curtis Blaydes def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:22
Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Joanne Calderwood def. Andrea Lee via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy declared split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:26
Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalen via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:33
Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:55
Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:26
Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Don Madge def. Fares Ziam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)