UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov chokes out Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) united the belt by defeating interim champion Dustin Poirier (25-6-0) in a spirited three round contest in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Poirier, the underdog going into the fight made things interesting in the early rounds. After getting pressured near the cage and on the mat by Khabib, he rebounded to stun Nurmagomedov in the second round with strikes that backed the Russian up. The American also tried several guillotine submission attempts, in round two and particularly round three. But, as always with Khabib opponents, the pressure was too much. Nurmagomedov escaped the second guillotine choke and ended up in top position, forcing Poirier to give up his back. The