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Russia’s Nurmagomedov crushes McGregor, defends UFC title

Baku, October 7, AZERTAC

Russian mixed style fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor from Ireland during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 229 tournament in Las Vegas, defending his lightweight title,TASS reported.

Nurmagomedov secured victory by submitting his opponent in the fourth round.

After the fight a mass brawl erupted involving the teams of fighters, and security guards and other fighters had to intervene. When the brawl was stopped, UFC President Dana White issued a warning to McGregor’s team. For security reasons, a decision was made not to hold an interview in the octagon and demonstrate the champion with the belt. Shortly after the incident, Nurmagomedov and McGregor left the building.

Nurmagomedov made his first UFC Lightweight Championship defense. In April, he defeated his US opponent Al Iaquinta in a five-round fight for the UFC lightweight belt in New York.

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