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Khabib Nurmagomadov defeats Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 by submission in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomadov defeats Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 by submission to continue dominance of lightweight division

  • Khabib Nurmagomadov was victorious in his first fight since October 2018
  • Khabib’s rear naked choke on Dustin Poirier gave him the victory in Abu Dhabi
  • The lightweight world champion leapt out of the ring to celebrate after his win 
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Khabib Nurmagomadov beat Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round of their lightweight clash in Abu Dhabi.

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Khabib was fighting for the first time since beating Conor McGregor in October 2018 and produced a rear naked choke on Poirier to secure the win.

The 30-year-old’s victory extends his record to 28-0 and continues his record of the longest winning streak in MMA history. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round in Abu Dhabi

Khabib took his time to get into the fight but grew in confidence as the rounds progressed

Khabib took his time to get into the fight but grew in confidence as the rounds progressed

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Khabib took his time to get into the fight but grew in confidence as the rounds progressed

Khabib leapt out of the ring to celebrate with his team after the victory and burst into tears

Khabib leapt out of the ring to celebrate with his team after the victory and burst into tears

Khabib leapt out of the ring to celebrate with his team after the victory and burst into tears