Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully demonstrated as the best fighter in the lightweight class. Khabib paid his promise to overthrow Dustin Poirier in the UFC 242 battle in the third round.
Fighting on Yas Arena Island, Abu Dhabi, Sunday (09/08/2019), the two fighters look very carefully. But that did not last long after Khabib had the chance to bring Poirier down. That moment was used by Khabib to lock it up.
Unfortunately, because it is less than perfect makes Poirier can break away. Recorded twice Khabib get a chance to do the lock that has been a mainstay to kill opponents.
Poirier has not yet found a way to fight. Bad luck almost got when the first round left 10 seconds. Khabib’s blow as he crushed Poirier made the fighter from the United States almost lay in a state of surrender. Luckily the bell saved it.
In the second round, Poirier could offset Khabib’s attack. Khabib even had time to make the defense waver with a combination of punches and kicks. But again, Khabib showed as a formidable fighter after being able to get out of the pressure and play the game down. Although he could not lock it, Khabib had managed to make the area to bring Poirier’s left eye to bleed.
The battle is increasingly tense. Just like in the previous round, Poirier again had the opportunity to pressure Khabib. Even this time it had made Khabib cornered. But Khabib can turn things around. Change lock until Poirier gives up. Khabib was declared the winner after receiving a knockout victory.
For Khabib, this victory added to an unbeaten run of 28 times. While the defeat suffered by Poirier is the sixth in his career of 32 battles.
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