UFC 242 Results: An Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Is Crowned

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Main Card (2pm EST., ESPN+)

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UFC Lightweight Championship Unification
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier by submission via rear naked choke (2:06, R3) to become the Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion

#10 Paul Felder def. #7 Edson Barboza by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

#15 Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

#4 Curtis Blaydes def. #9 Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO via strikes (2:22, R2)

Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (12pm EST., FX)

#5 Joanne Calderwood def. #6 Andrea Lee by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Zubaira Tukhugov fought Lerone Murphy to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua by TKO via strikes (2:26, R3)

Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalen by KO via punch (3:33, R1)

Preliminary Card (10:15am EST., ESPN+)

Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato by submission via rear naked choke (1:55, R3)

Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings by unanimous decision  (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Don Madge def. Fares Ziam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

Round One: The round begins with Madge attacking Ziam with some leg kicks, Madge grabs Ziam and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters exchange some knee strikes as well. Madge briefly separates and he pops Ziam with a right, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Madge getting Ziam back against the cage wall after a brief exchange, the fighters stay in the clinch until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Madge

Round Two: The round begins with Madge instantly getting Ziam against the cage wall after a brief exchange, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Ziam attacks Madge with a few combinations, Madge gets Ziam back against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. The fighters again exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters exchanging a few kicks. Ziam grabs Madge and gets him against the cage wall, Madge nails Ziam with a two punch combo before scoring a takedown. Madge lands a little ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Madge (Overall Score: 20-18 for Madge)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters instantly clinching and battling along the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Ziam drags Madge to the ground for a moment while attempting a kimura, the fighters separate and Ziam attacks Madge with a three punch combo. Madge scores a takedown on Ziam and he gets the full guard, Madge attacks Ziam with some ground and pound. Madge briefly gains the full mount on Ziam as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Madge (Final Score: 30-27 for Madge)

Official Result: Don Madge def. Fares Ziam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings

Round One: The round begins with Akhmedov attacking Cummings with a body kick, Cummings accidentally kicks Akhmedov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Akhmedov attacking Cummings with leg kicks, Akhmedov nails Cummings with a kick to the midsection. Cummings responds by landing his own kick to the midsection of Akhmedov, Cummings drops Akhmedov with a left hook and Akhmedov gets back up. Akhmedov and Cummings briefly swing away at each other, Akhmedov scores a takedown on Cummings and he gets the half guard. Cummings scrambles to his feet and Akhmedov drags him back to the ground, Akhmedov postures up and misses a right as Cummings gets to his feet. Cummings goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummings

Round Two: The round begins with Cummings attempting a high kick against Akhmedov, Akhmedov clips Cummings with a wild right. Akhmedov causes an incoming Cummings to stumble with a left hook, Cummings starts attacking Akhmedov with leg kicks. Akhmedov responds by landing some leg kicks of his own against Cummings, Akhmedov and Cummings exchange a few punching combinations. Akhmedov nails a kicking Cummings with a two punch combination, Cummings rocks a swinging Akhmedov with a counter strike combinations. Akhmedov grabs Cummings and he gets him against the cage wall, Akhmedov attacks Cummings with knee strikes while in the clinch. Cummings drops for a guillotine choke and Akhmedov escapes to get top position on the ground, Akhmedov lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummings (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cummings)

Round Three: The round begins with Cummings taking a few swings at Akhmedov, Akhmedov comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Akhmedov starts attacking Cummings with some leg kicks, Akhmedov looks for the counter strikes against Cummings. Cummings also starts landing leg kicks against Akhmedov, Akhmedov looks for the takedown and Cummings blocks it. Akhmedov scores a takedown on Cummings and he gets the half guard, Akhmedov attacks Cummings with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Akhmedov (Final Score: 29-28 for Cummings)

Official Result: Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings by unanimous decision  (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov

Round One: The round begins with Taleb attacking Salikhov with a few kicks, Salikhov starts nailing Taleb with some leg kicks. Salikhov backs up Taleb by landing a spinning back kick to the midsection, Taleb accidentally kicks Salikhov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Salikhov attacking Taleb with more leg kicks, Taleb looks for a superman punch against Salikhov. Salikhov catches a swinging Taleb with a counter right, Taleb nails a spinning Salikhov with a counter right. Salikhov levels Taleb with a right cross and Taleb goes out cold.

Official Result: Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Muhammad comes forward and he eats a counter jab. Muhammad cracks Sato with a counter left hook, Sato starts attacking Muhammad with some leg kicks. Muhammad comes forward and he nails Sato with multiple lefts, Muhammad stuns Sato with an overhand left and he looks for a takedown afterwards, Muhammad scores a takedown and Sato gets right back up. Muhammad again cracks Sato with a left hook, Muhammad grabs Sato and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Muhammad scores a takedown on Sato while gaining back control, Muhammad lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muhammad

Round Two: The round begins with Sato going back to attacking Muhammad with jabs, Muhammad comes forward and takes a few swings at Sato. Sato starts attacking Muhammad with some leg kicks, Muhammad attacks Sato with multiple left hooks. Muhammad nails a backing Sato with a multiple punch combination, Muhammad grabs Sato and gets him against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Muhammad nails Sato with a two punch combination, Muhammad cracks a swinging Sato with a few counter rights. Sato attacks the body of Muhammad before eating a counter right, Sato scores a takedown on Muhammad and he gets side control. Sato nails Muhammad with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muhammad (Overall Score: 20-18 for Muhammad)

Round Three: The round begins with Muhammad attacking Sato with a combination, Sato goes back to attacking Muhammad with jabs. Muhammad nails Sato with a high kick to the chin, Muhammad grabs Sato and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Muhammad scores a takedown on Sato while gaining back control, Muhammad locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows. 

Official Result: Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato by submission via rear naked choke (1:55, R3)

Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen

Round One: The round begins with Azaitar attacking Packalen with some combinations, Packalen uses the jab to keep Azaitar at a distance. Azaitar nails a swinging packalen with a counter right, Azaitar starts attacking Packalen with leg kicks. Packalen and Azaitar rock each other during a few wild striking exchanges, Azaitar rocks Packalen with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes. Azaitar drops Packalen with a right and Packalen gets right back up, Azaitar then cracks Packalen with an overhand right. Azaitar destroys Packalen with a right and Packalen goes out cold.

Official Result: Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalen by KO via punch (3:33, R1)

Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Moras comes forward and she has a few exchanges with Jojua. Moras starts peppering Jojua with some jabs, Jojua cracks a kicking Moras with a counter right. Moras nails Jojua with a kick to the midsection, Moras grabs Jojua and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters exchange some knee strikes as well. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other until Moras gets Jojua back against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moras

Round Two: The round begins with Moras coming forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Jojua starts hitting Moras with some combinations. Moras nails Jojua with knee strikes while getting her against the cage wall, Jojua scores a takedown on Moras and she gets the full guard. Moras tries rolling for submissions while on her back, Jojua starts attacking Moras with ground and pound. Moras sweeps Jojua and she gains top control, Moras starts attacking Jojua with ground and pound. Moras keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moras (Overall Score: 20-18 for Moras)

Round Three: The round begins with Moras nailing Jojua with a front kick to the face, Jojua eats another kick before scoring a takedown on Moras. Jojua attacks Moras with some ground and pound,  Jojua stands up and she allows Moras to stand as well. Jojua looks for another takedown and Moras gets back control when they hit the ground, Moras gains full mount while nailing Jojua with ground and pound. Moras turns up the pressure with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua by TKO via strikes (2:26, R3)

Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy

Round One: The round begins with Murphy attacking Tukhugov with some leg kicks, Murphy also uses a lot of jabs against Tukhugov. Tukhugov starts taking a few swings against Murphy, Tukhugov drops Murphy with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes. Murphy scrambles to his feet and Tukhugov attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Tukhugov scores a takedown on Murphy and he gets him in a seated position. Murphy wall walks to his feet and Tukhugov drags him back to the ground, Murphy gets Tukhugov in his full guard while eating strikes. Murphy rolls for a kimura as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tukhugov

Round Two: The round begins with Murphy attacking Tukhugov with some leg kicks, Murphy also comes forward and swings away at Tukhugov. Murphy also nails Tukhugov with a few kicks to the midsection, Murphy also nails a backing Tukhugov with a right. Tukhugov scores a takedown on Murphy and he gets him in a seated position, Murphy rolls for a guillotine choke and Tukhugov escapes to keep top control. Murphy scrambles to his feet and Tukhugov gets him against the cage wall, Murphy again drops for a guillotine choke and Tukhugov escapes to get top control on the ground. The fighters scramble to their feet and Murphy attacks Tukhugov with rights, Murphy gets Tukhugov against the cage wall before separating a short time later. Murphy backs up Tukhugov with a few kick attempts, Tukhugov scores another takedown on Murphy and he gets the full guard. Tukhugov keeps Murphy down as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tukhugov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Tukhugov)

Round Three: The round begins with Murphy nailing Tukhugov with a side kick to the midsection, Murphy comes forward and he takes a few swings at Tukhugov. Tukhugov starts hunting for takedowns against Murphy, Murphy continues coming forward while swinging at Tukhugov. Tukhugov grans Murphy and gets him up against the cage wall, Murphy gets free and Tukhugov drags him to the ground a short time later. Tukhugov transitions to back control against Murphy while landing a few strikes, Murphy scrambles to his feet and Tukhugov gets him against the cage wall. Murphy nails Tukhugov with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tukhugov (Final Score: 30-27 for Tukhugov)

Official Result: Zubaira Tukhugov fought Lerone Murphy to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

#5 Joanne Calderwood vs. #6 Andrea Lee

Round One: The round begins with Lee eating jabs while attacking Calderwood with leg kicks, Lee charges at Calderwood as a striking exchange breaks out. Calderwood cracks Lee with a backfist to the face, Lee nails Calderwood with a counter left hook during an exchange. Lee and Calderwood also exchange a bunch of front kicks, Lee nails Calderwood with a left to the midsection. Lee eats a knee strike while attacking the midsection of Calderwood, Calderwood scores a takedown on Lee and she gets the half guard. Lee scrambles to her feet while eating knee strikes, Calderwood briefly drops Lee with an elbow strike to the head. Lee scores a takedown onCalderwood after eating a high kick, Lee gains side control against Calderwood. Lee attacks Calderwood with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Calderwood attacking Lee with some kicks, Calderwood starts nailing Lee with leg kicks as well. Lee grabs Calderwood and gets her up against the cage wall, Lee attacks Calderwood with knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and exchange a few strikes, Lee scores a takedown on Calderwood and she traps the legs of Calderwood afterwards. Lee gains back control on Calderwood while landing a few strikes, Calderwood scrambles to her feet and Lee gets her against the cage wall. Calderwood cracks Lee with an elbow strike upon separating from her, Calderwood and Lee exchange rights. Calderwood gets Lee against the cage wall for a short time while landing some strikes, Lee then nails Calderwood with a kick to the midsection. Calderwood grabs Lee and gets her back against the cage wall, Calderwood attacks Lee with knee strikes before separating. Calderwood scores a takedown on Lee and she gets her in the seated position, Lee scrambles to her feet while eating strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calderwood (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Calderwood and Lee exchanging some kicks, Calderwood cracks Lee with a few push kicks. Lee backs up Calderwood after landing an overhead right, Calderwood responds by landing a multiple strike combination. Lee goes after Calderwood by landing some leg kicks, Calderwood nails Lee with a right uppercut during an exchange. Calderwood pops Lee with a front kick to the face, Lee grabs Calderwood and she gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lee scores a takedown on Calderwood, Calderwood gets up and Lee jumps on her back. Calderwood shakes Lee off of her while getting her against the cage wall, the fighters separate after exchanging a few strikes. Calderwood backs Lee into the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the face, Calderwood looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calderwood (Final Score: 29-28 for Calderwood)

Official Result: #5 Joanne Calderwood def. #6 Andrea Lee by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira attacking Taisumov with a few jabs, Taisumov goes after Ferreira by landing some leg kicks. Taisumov starts attacking Ferreira with some two punch combinations, Taisumov cracks Ferreira with a right uppercut. Ferreira attacks Taisumov with a few front kicks, Taisumov attacks Ferreira with a high kick and it mostly gets blocked. Taisumov rocks Ferreira with a right and he pounces on him with a few follow up strikes, Ferreira barely connects with a side kick to the face of Taisumov before eating another right, Ferreira nails Taisumov with a right of his own. Ferreira comes forward while taking a few swings at Taisumov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taisumov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters having a brief striking exchange, Ferreira nails a backing Taisumov with a right. Ferreiira stuns Taisumov after landing another right, Taisumov scores a takedown on Ferreira and Ferreira gets right back up. Ferreira quickly gets Taisumov back against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters after Ferreira landed an illegal headbutt. The action resumes with Ferreira attacking Taisumov with more rights, Taisumov cracks an incoming Ferreira with a two punch combination. Ferreira continues backing up Taisumov while swinging away at him, Ferreira and Taisumov exchange some leg kicks. Ferreira also catches Taisumov with a few front kicks to the midsection, Ferreira swings away at Taisumov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Ferreira attacking Taisumov with a leaping knee strike, Ferreira charges forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Ferreira starts hunting for takedowns against Taisumov, Ferreira continues coming forward and he swings away at Taisumov. Taisumov also takes chances by swinging away at Ferreira, Ferreira clobbers a backing Taisumov with a pair of rights. Ferreira backs up Taisumov with a kick to the upper body, Ferreira lands more combinations while backing up Taisumov. Ferreira gets Taisumov against the cage wall while landing more combinations, Ferreira also nails Taisumov with a head kick. Ferreira throws a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira (Final Score: 29-28 for Ferreira)

Official Result: Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

#4 Curtis Blaydes vs. #9 Shamil Abdurakhimov

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Blaydes scores a takedown on Abdurakhimov and he gets back control. Blaydes starts attacking Abdurakhimov with a few strikes, Abdurakhimov gets to his feet and Blaydes drags him back to the ground while gaining side control. Abdurakhimov gets up again and he separates from Blaydes, Abdurakhimov attacks Blydes with a short right uppercut. Blaydes gets another takedown on Abdurakhimov and he gets back control, Blaydes attacks Abdurakhimov with some strikes afterwards. Abdurakhimov gets to his feet again and Blaydes gets him back down right away, Blaydes gets the full mount and he lands a lot of strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Blaydes

Round Two: The round begins with Abdurakhimov attacking Blades with a right, Blaydes scores a takedown on a swinging Abdurakhimov. Blaydes transitions to side control against Abdurakhimov, Abdurakhimov quickly gets Blaydes in his half guard while eating strikes. Blaydes advances to back control against Abdurakhimov, Blaydes attacks Abdurakhimov with a lot of ground and pound. Abdurakhimov gets Blaydes in the half guard position, Blaydes lands ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #4 Curtis Blaydes def. #9 Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO via strikes (2:22, R2)

#15 Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos

Round One: The round begins with Ramos and Makhachev exchanging body kicks, Ramos starts attacking Makhachev with some leg kicks. Makhachev attacks Ramos with a few lefts and a few high kicks, Makhachev backs up Ramos after landing a two punch combination. Makhachev also starts landing leg kicks against Ramos, Makhachev then pops Ramos with a left to the midsection. The fighters take a few more swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev

Round Two: The round begins with Ramos backing Makhachev into the cage wall and he throws a combination before separating, Makhachev and Ramos exchange some kicks to the midsection. Makhachev stays at a distance while nailing Ramos with a few strikes, Makhachev cracks a swinging Ramos with a counter left. Ramos briefly stuns Makhachev with a jab, Makhachev continues popping Ramos with lefts. Makhachev then cracks an incoming Ramos with a knee strike to the face, Ramos starts charging at Makhachev while swinging wildly at him. The fighters posture in front of each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Makhachev)

Round Three: The round begins with Makhachev nailing Ramos with a two punch combination, Makhachev drops Ramos with a knee strike and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes. Makhachev settles in top control against the downed Ramos, Makhachev starts attacking Ramos with some ground and pound. Ramos takes a few swings at Makhachev while on his back, Makhachev postures up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev (Final Score: 30-27 for Makhachev)

Official Result: #15 Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

#7 Edson Barboza vs. #10 Paul Felder

Round One: The round begins with Barboza immediately attacking Felder with some leg kicks, Felder looks for spinning back fists against Barboza. Felder comes forward and he takes some swings at Barboza, Felder grabs Barboza and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Felder lands a left to the midsection of Barboza, Felder starts to land some leg kicks of his own against Barboza. Felder again grabs Barboza and gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Barboza nails Felder with a kick to the midsection. The referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Felder’s head, the action resumes with Barboza kicking away at Felder. Barboza cracks a swinging Felder with a few counter left hooks, Barboza cracks Felder with another kick to the midsection. Felder comes forward and Barboza nails him with a combination, Felder attacks Barboza with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Round Two: The round begins with Felder immediately nailing Barboza with a left, Barboza goes back to attacking Felder with leg kicks. Barboza nails Felder with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Felder attacks Barboza with some leg kicks of his own. Barboza scores a takedown on Felder after eating a left hook, Felder attacks Barboza with elbow strikes while on his back. Barboza attacks Felder with some ground and pound, Felder rolls for an arm bar and Barboza gets free as Felder scrambles to his feet. Barboza cracks a swinging Felder with a counter left hook, Felder backs up Barboza after landing a right uppercut. Felder grabs Barboza and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Felder attacks Barboza with a combination. Felder again grabs Barboza and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barboza (Overall Score 20-18 for Barboza)

Round Three: The round begins with Barboza kicking Felder in the midsection, Barboza and Felder get into a brief striking exchange. Felder continues backing up Barboza while throwing combinations, Barboza cracks a jabbing Felder with a counter right. Felder nails a swinging Barboza with a three punch combination, Barboza attacks Felder with a spinning back fist. Barboza nails an incoming Felder with a knee strike to the midsection, Barboza and Felder go after each other with spinning attacks. Felder continues coming forward while swinging away at Barboza, Felder grabs Barboza and he gets him up against the cage wall. Barboza nails Felder with a knee strike as they separated, Felder then pops Barboza with a two punch combination. Barboza scores a takedown on Felder as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Felder (Final Score: 29-28 for Barboza)

Official Result: #10 Paul Felder def. #7 Edson Barboza by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

UFC Lightweight Championship Unification
Khabib Nurmagomedov (UFC Lightweight Champion) vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC Interim Lightweight Champion)

Round One: The round begins with Poirier attacking Nurmagomedov with some leg kicks, Poirier throws a few jabs to keep Nurmagomedov at bay. Nurmagomedov comes forward to attack Poirier with a three punch combination, Nurmagomedov grabs Poirier and he gets him against the cage wall. Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Poirier and Poirier gets back up, Nurmagomedov drags Poirier back to the ground and he gets back control. Nurmagomedov starts attacking Poirier with ground and pound, Poirier gets back to his feet after Nurmagomedov attempts a few neck cranks. Nurmagomedov grabs Poirier and he gets him against the cage wall again, Nurmagomedov gets Poirier back to the ground and he gets him in a seated position. Nurmagomedov lands some ground and pound as the round ends. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Poirier attacking Nurmagomedov with leg kicks, Nurmagomedov comes forward and he swings away at Poirier. Poirier rocks Nurmagomedov with a right and he tries to pounce on him further, Poirier then nails Nurmagomedov with a kick to the midsection. Nurmagomedov responds by landing his own kick to the midsection of Poirier, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Poirier and he gets side control. Poirier gets to a seated position while Nurmagomedov is on top of him, Nurmagomedov attacks Poirier with some ground and pound. Poirier gets to his feet as Nurmagomedov swings away at him, Nurmagomedov scores another takedown on Poirier and Poirier gets right back up. The fighters separate momentarily and Nurmagomedov gets Poirier against the cage wall again, Nurmagomedov trips up Poirier again and Poirier gets back up again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Nurmagomedov)

Round Three: The round begins with Poirier attacking Nurmagomedov with some leg kicks, Nurmagomedov cracks Poirier with a kick to the midsection. Nurmagomedov gets Poirier against the cage wall, Poirier drops for a guillotine choke and Nurmagomedov escapes to get top control. Nurmagomedov transitions to back control against Poirier, Nurmagomedov attacks Poirier with some ground and pound. Nurmagomedov locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier by submission via rear naked choke (2:06, R3) to become the Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion

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