Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely dominated Edson Barboza in his return to the cage last night (Sat., Dec. 30, 2017) at UFC 219 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, eventually winning a completely lopsided unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25 X2).
Outside of a few hard leg kicks and body kicks early into the fight, Nurmagomedov walked through everything Barboza offered. He stalked the Brazilian down, landed punches, kicks, takedowns, and heavy ground-and-pound that busted and wilted “Junior.” In the end, Nurmagomedov easily walked away with the victory.
Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.
With this performance, Khabib essentially locks up a title fight with current interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson sometime early next year. And if the undefeated contender can get through “El Cucuy” he should be able to get his hands on Conor McGregor sometime in the summer.
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