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Nurmagomedov stops McGregor in the fourth round of UFC 229

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event. The fight ended in the fourth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nurmagomedov won with a neck crank submission. The fight was stopped at 3:03 in the round.

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a rear naked choke on Conor McGregor, resulting in a tap out, in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229
Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a rear naked choke on Conor McGregor, resulting in a tap out, in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

This was the only submission in the main card. There were two unanimous decision wins and two knockout wins.

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This was Nurmagomedov’s first title defense. He previously won the UFC Lightweight Championship with a win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 on April 7th, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Nurmagomedov improved to 27-0 in his career. This was his first submission win since he submitted Michael Johnson with a kimura at UFC 205 on November 12th, 2016, in New York City.

The loss snapped McGregor’s two-fight win streak. He is now 21-4 in his MMA career.

He previously had wins over Eddie Alvarez and Nate Diaz.

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All four of McGregor’s losses have come via submission. He also lost to Nate Diaz by a rear-naked choke submission.

Then, before he joined the UFC, he suffered an arm-triangle choke submission to Joseph Duffy at Cage Warriors 39 on November 27th, 2010. He also suffered a knee bar submission loss to Artemij Sitenkov at Cage of Truth 3 in June 2008.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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