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Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov's Dominant Display Against Michael Johnson In New York City Three Years Ago

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov's Dominant Display Against Michael Johnson In New York City Three Years Ago

Khabib Nurmagomedov has put on many masterclasses during his MMA career, but none more convincing than his dismantling of Michael Johnson in 2016.

The unbeaten Russian star dominated St Louis fighter Johnson in three one-sided rounds when the pair met at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden.

Khabib had Johnson pinned to the mat for three rounds, leaving many in the crowd wondering how the American lasted so long in the octagon.

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Johnson's resistance was broken by the third round and he was forced to tap out before his arm was broken by the Russian.

The respect between the fighters was clear to see after the bout was called off with Khabib instantly checking on his opponent before they hugged and embraced.

Ahead of his clash with Dustin Poirier on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, watch Khabib's dominant performance against Johnson in New York in the video above.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Video, UFC, MMA

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible