VIDEO: Khabib Nurmagomedov Defeats Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 With Rear Naked Choke Submission
By Sam Dunn
The Eagle has landed! After an absence from the Octagon due to suspension following UFC 229 last October, Khabib Nurmagomedov stormed back with a vengeance to defend his lightweight title against a fearsome contender-- and he did it with a consummate performance that reminded every fight fan who might have forgotten just how skilled and dangerous the pride of Dagestan really is. In the third round, Khabib locked in a rear naked choke. The Diamond wanted none of it.
Boom. That's it. There is no more dangerous man at 155 pounds.
Welcome back to the big time, Khabib.
This sport is a better one when the judo/sambo master is doing his thing. The only question now is who he takes on next. But it's hard to imagine too many would-be challengers going out of their way to tangle with this ace grappler.