In just three short rounds, Khabib Nurmagomedov secured his undisputed lightweight claim as UFC champ.
He beat Dustin Poirier to submission and scenes in The Arena were ones for the history books. This takes Khabib to an unbeaten 28 – 0 wins after nearly choking Poirier into submission after 2.06 in the third round.
The moment it happened: Khabib leapt from the octagon in the arms of UFC Dana White and his team
From the word go: Khabib wasn’t messing around
When Khabib grapples his opponent like that you know it’s over. 🐐#UFC242
— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al____AJ) September 7, 2019
Looking like a Vegas fight night, the purposefully built Arena on Yas Island was jam-packed
Celebrations in the streets of Dagestan, where Khabib is from
The UFC even Tweeted asking if Khabib is unstoppable
Conor McGregor, Khabib’s earlier conquest had to get a word in on fight night…
And it looks like he wants a rematch
Book my rematch for Moscow.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019