In the night from 7 for April 8 in new York took place tournament on the mixed single combats of UFC 223, in the main duel which met Khabib Nurmagomedov and al Iaquinta. At stake was the championship belt organization lightweight title and eventually the Russian fighter did not leave his opponent any chance, defeating him by unanimous decision and won the title.
Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 were supposed to meet up with Tony Ferguson, however, due to the injury of American their fight fell for the fourth time. The replacement was ready to go out Max Holloway, but he was not allowed a medical Commission.
In the end to save the event, volunteered, al Iaquinta, which occupies 11 th place in a rating of easily scales of the organization.
To the surprise of many, the fight lasted all five rounds. In the first two Habib confidently transferred the rival to orchestra seats and had several opportunities to finish the job ahead of schedule, but then suddenly changed tactics and began to fight in the rack.
American fighter at a certain moment well caught, but Habib continued to completely control the match. In the end, all judges gave the victory to the Russian fighter Nurmagomedov became the new champion of the organization in the lightweight division.
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