By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Nurmagomedov won in a third-round submission. He picked up the win with a rear-naked choke at the 2:06 mark in the third round.
Following the fight, Nurmagomedov said Tony Ferguson was next.
This is his second straight submission win. In addition, this was his first back since being banned for several months following the brawl with Conor McGregor after their October 2018 fight.
The Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia native defeated McGregor with a neck crank submission in the fourth round of their UFC 229 bout.
With this win, “The Eagle” improved to 28-0 in his MMA career. This is his 10th submission win. He also has eight knockouts and 10 decision wins.
He is also know the undisputed lightweight champion. He unified the belt with this win.
The Carencro, Louisiana native fell to 25-6-1 in his MMA career with this loss. This was his second loss by submission.
This was his first submission loss since UFC on Fuel TV 3 when he lost to Chan Sung Jung. He was defeated by a technical submission (Brabo Choke) in the fourth round of their May 15, 2012 fight.
He was undefeated in his previous six fights, including five wins. He had a no contest against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017.
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