Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje was all the things admirers had hoped it could be.
The two fighters satisfied in a light-weight title bout on Saturday (Oct 24, 2020) at the UFC 254 fork out-per-watch event from the Flash Discussion board on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Battle Island.
Khabib came out and was firing on all cylinders. Although he did get tagged a couple of periods in the very first spherical, he pushed ahead and received a late-spherical takedown. Khabib got a takedown in the next spherical and locked in a triangle choke for the win.
Khabib declared his retirement from the sport of MMA.
Peep the highlights of the combat courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:
In his earlier combat, Nurmagomedov tapped Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 pay out-per-check out party in September 2019. This combat at UFC 242 came following Khabib inked a new UFC agreement. Khabib defeated Conor McGregor through fourth-spherical submission by way of neck crank back again in October at the UFC 229 spend-for each-check out occasion. It marked Khabib’s hottest bout to consider area within of the Octagon as he had been absent.
Right before this fight, Gaethje picked up a TKO get over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Heading into that fight, he had scored a TKO acquire in excess of Donald Cerrone at the UFC Vancouver event from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This came following he scored a 1st-spherical knockout get more than Edson Barboza in a light-weight bout that served as the UFC Philadelphia headliner and when Gaethje was able to decide on up the initial-round KO acquire in excess of James Vick in the most important celebration of UFC Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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