Russia’s Nurmagomedov crushes McGregor, defends UFC title

Russia’s Nurmagomedov crushes McGregor, defends UFC title

Russian mixed style fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor from Ireland during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 229 tournament in Las Vegas on Saturday, defending his lightweight title, TASS reports.

Nurmagomedov secured victory by submitting his opponent in the fourth round.

After the fight a mass brawl erupted involving the teams of fighters, and security guards and other fighters had to intervene. When the brawl was stopped, UFC President Dana White issued a warning to McGregor’s team. For security reasons, a decision was made not to hold an interview in the octagon and demonstrate the champion with the belt. Shortly after the incident, Nurmagomedov and McGregor left the building.

Police detained the Russian fighter’s manager Rizvan Magomedov and another member of the team for unknown reasons, a TASS correspondent reported.