UFC 242 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov Chokes Out Dustin Poirier, Keeps The Belt! (Highlights)

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Remains Perfect, Defeats Dustin Poirier Via Rear-Naked Choke!

The Lightweight title unification bout between the reigning defending 155-pound champ Khabib “Eagle” Nurmagomedov and Interim belt owner Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier headlines UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event. It is going down live now (Saturday, September 7, 2019) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The referee in charge of this title unification match is Marc Goddard. The war begins!

Round 1

Fighters shook hands before the match. No glove touch. Low kick Poirier. Poirier in the southpaw stance, both fighters are cautious. Low kick missed by Poirier. Nurmagomedov caught his kick but Poirier escapes.

Left low kick Poirier, followed by a body kick. Khabib advances forward and lands three punches. Double leg takedown Khabib, he goes for a single leg. Poirier remained on his feet. Khabib presses BJJ black belt Poirier against the fence, but Poirier doesn’t let him take him down for now.

Takedown Khabib.

Poirier stood up almost instantly, oh, no, good switch for Poirier but Khabib is on the top. Nurmagomedov mounted his back, this is a very bad position for Poirier. Khabib goes for a neck crank, he gives up. Khabib rains strong strikes off the top. Poirier is trying to rotate.

Poirier is not letting him finish the neck crank. Khabib presses him, and mounts his back. Poirier gets up, Khabib is on his back, and now presses him against the cage, Khabib has both under-hooks in. Khabib is on his back, Poirier goes down on his knees.

 Punch Poirier, but Khabib trips him again.

Khabib holds his legs, but Poirier got up instantly. Khabib sticks like a glue. Good switch by Poirier, Khabib presses him against the fence. Poirier is trying to get back on his feet. Big punches by Khabib, elbows off the top, strong ground and pound strikes. Poirier is saved by the bell. 10-9 Poirier.

It sesm Dustin is not wobbled at all!!!

Round 2

Low kick Poirier, he looks fresh for now. Khabib goes for a flying knee, missed. Big punches by Khabib, Poirier fires back.

Awesome right hand Poirer, and Khabib is rocked, but he fires back with an uppercut, Poirier is chasing him over and over. Wow, two big hooks by Dustin!!!

Khabib survives, Khabib lands a kick.

Khabib takes his rival down.

Khabib in the side control, Poirier pushes off the fence, trying to rotate. He could use the cage. Khabib pushes his foe towards the cage. Khabib grabbed his legs, and he’s trying to trap’s Poirier’s legs, pressing him against the cage.

Rabbit punches Khabib, Poirier is trying to stand up. Poirer is getting up, Khabib sticks to his back like glue. And another clinch attempt, but Poirier defends well. Khabib is very boring he is pressing Poirier again.

Another takedown Khabib.

Poirier is on his knees, he’s bleeding heavily. Khabib has both under-hooks in, the fighters separate, Poirier misses with a punch and Khabib clinches up, he is on the back again. The crowd starts to boo. Khabib secures another takedown but Poirier is on his feet again.

Big knee by Khabib Poirier survived, the fighters separate. Strong jab Poirier. 10-9 Khabib.

Round 3

Left low kick Khabib, Poirier fires back. Left hand Poirier, missed by a hair, Khabib fires back with a left hand.

Poirier is on the ground again, but he goes for a guillotine choke, this submission is deep. Khabib is trying to stay away, will he survive?

Khabib rotates and gets up, he tries to mount Poirier, and climbs on his back. Dustin’s right hand is trapped, this is an awesome position for ground and pound. Left hands by Khabib this hurts.

Poirier is trying to get back on his feet, but Khabib lands left hands. Rear-naked choke Khabib, and the fight is over. Khabib defended his belt!

Here are the highlights:

https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1170437997885419520?s=20

https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1170437997885419520?s=20

Final Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Dustin Poirier via rear-naked choke (round 3, 2:06)

Khabib Nurmagomedov climbs to 28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC, Dustin Poirier drops to 25-6, 1 NC MMA; 17-5, 1 NC MMA.

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