Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier to defend UFC lightweight title

Mon 09 Sep 2019 07:29 GMT | 11:29 Local Time

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Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov has defended his UFC lightweight title in a fight against interim champion Dustin Poirier of the United States in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, TASS reports.

The 30-year-old Russian was at his suffocating best in round 3 to win in the fight.

The 30-year-old Russian fighter, nicknamed ‘The Eagle,’ currently holds an unblemished record of 27 wins in all of his mixed martial arts fights (8 by KOs, 9 by submission and 10 by decision).

Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, 30, has fought to win 25 bouts (12 by KO/TKO, 7 by submission and 6 by decisions). He also lost five of his previous fights (2 by KO/TKO, 1 by submission and 2 by decisions).

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