Video and photo of the fight
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta came to Barclays center few hours before the fight!
It was crazy week full of changes and disappointments! In the end, here it is, fight for the lightweight championship!
Khabib walkout song was the same as before, “Dagestan” by Sabina Saidova, it made hearts of everyone in the world tremble. The opponent looked pumped and dangerous with 5 win streak. Bruce Buffer announced the fight as a fight for the belt.
As soon as fight started, opponents started to learn each other. Khabib got the first round and did not leave a chance to Al. Second round was similar to the first but was mixed with striking from the Eagle that was unexpected for his opponent, one punch after another were making damage to Al. Third and fourth round massacre for Khabib’s opponent. He specifically made his opponents face full of blood by throwing jabs. Corner of the Russian told him to follow game plan and this is what he did. All five rounds the Russian took with clear advantage and won by unanimous decision.
This fight will go into history of the MMA world because Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first UFC champion from Russia.