Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes Russia’s first UFC champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes Russia’s first UFC champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov has become the first UFC champion from Russia, after an overwhelming victory against American lightweight Al Iaquinta in the main event fight of UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York, RT reports.

Nurmagomedov dominated Iaquinta within five rounds for a unanimous victory, becoming Russia’s first ever champion in the promotion.

Iaquinta, who had stepped in as a last-minute replacement for the fight, could not compete against Nurmagomedov’s dominant technique in both the ground game and stand-up fighting, losing all five rounds of the bout.The undefeated Russian’s victory moves him to a record of 26-0 in professional MMA, including 10-0 in UFC.

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