Khabib Beats Iaquinta, Wins UFC Lightweight Title
UFC 223 is in the books.
Official: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43 x 2).- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 8, 2018
Dana White wraps the lightweight title around Nurmagomedov's waste. Rockhold and Cormier join him in the cage.- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 8, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov was originally slated to fight Tony Ferguson for the undisputed UFC lightweight title.
While the Dagestan-fighter still fought for UFC gold in the main-event, he was opposite Al Iaquinta who stepped in following Max Holloway deemed 'medically unfit' to compete.
The UFC featherweight champion was drafted into UFC 223 after the injury to Ferguson.
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UFC 223 was heavily marred as a result of Conor McGregor attacking a bus at 'Ultimate Media Day'.
The Irishman, accompanied with his rather large entourage, stormed the UFC presser, launching missiles at a bus carrying fighters.
He put a window through with a dolly (!!), injuring Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg in the process who both subsequently withdrew from their bouts with Anthony Pettis and Brandon Moreno, respectively.
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