Khabib Out Strikes Barboza, Dominates Everywhere In UFC 219 Co-Main Event | UFC Results

The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion is in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday night, Dec. 30, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is showing off UFC 219 for fight fans. From inside the T-Mobile Arena, UFC lightweight top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to make his big octagon return as he faces off against the always dangerous Edson Barboza. The UFC results from the highly anticipated match up can be seen below.

“The Eagle” opened up the fight with a takedown attempt that rushed Barboza against the fence. However, Barboza managed to fend off the attempt. Not giving up, Nurmagomedov went in for another attempt. This time, the fighter got Barboza to the canvas.

With two and a half minutes gone from the first round, Nurmagomedov continued to control his opponent from the mat. Moving to side control, Nurmagomedov began dishing out some brutal ground and pound over his opponent.

Barboza was in big trouble with just over a minute left in the opening round, as Nurmagomedov poured on the pressure with a higher frequency of pummeling strikes from side control.

It was a dominant first round for “The Eagle.”

The second round blasted off at a blistering pace, as Barboza returned with a vengeance. The fighter stayed light on his feet, as he began to offer a series of jabs to his opponent. However, Nurmagomedov was quickly able to turn the fight in his favor as the fighter pressed Barboza into the fence.

Barboza was able to escape the position after taking some damage from his opponent, returning to the center of the octagon. The fighter’s face began to show cuts and bruises from the pummeling blows from Nurmagomedov, as “The Eagle” managed to bring Barboza to the canvas once again.

With just over a minute left in the second round, Nurmagomedov remained busy from the dominant position on the mat. Barboza tried to make it to his feet before sound of the bell, but failed to get off the canvas before the round’s end.

Nurmagomedov put on yet another dominant performance.

Barboza kicked off the third and final round with a flying knee, but failed to land the strike. Nurmagomedov began to pour on the pressure from the standing position, before going in for yet another takedown attempt.

With just over half of the round left to fight, Barboza struggled against the fence to stuff his opponent’s takedown before returning to the center of the octagon. The fighter then landed a stunning spinning head kick to Nurmagomedov’s face, before being pressured back against the fence.

Nurmagomedov then managed to bring his opponent back down to the mat, offering Barboza another myriad of ground and pound. However, Barboza made it back to his feet and entered a heated exchange with Nurmagomedov in the final moments of the fight. This one has gone the distance.

UFC Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

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