Khabib defeats Poirier in Abu Dhabi

9 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Lightweight world cham-pion Khabib Nurmago-medov defeated interim champion Dustin Poirier in their UFC 242 title unification bout in Abu Dhabi, reports BBC.

Nurmagomedov, 30, submitted America’s Poirier in the third round on Saturday to make it 28 wins from 28 fights.

The Russian outwrestled Poirier over the first two rounds before securing a rear naked choke to cement his status as the UFC’s number one 155lb fighter.