The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Brooklyn, New York over the weekend for the promotion’s latest fight card. This time around, the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion put on the highly anticipated fight card of UFC 223 within the Barclays Center.
In the night’s main event, undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against Al Iaquinta for the undisputed UFC lightweight title. Iaquinta accepted the fight on just a days notice, after Max Holloway was deemed unfit by the NYSAC to finish his weight cut.
Nurmagomedov put on a dominant performance over his opponent, ultimately earning a unanimous decision victory over Iaquinta. Throughout the five round octagon war, Iaquinta suffered some brutal damage to his face from Nurmagomedov’s powerful ground and pound and pummeling jabs.
Now a video of Iaquinta just days removed from the stunning match up has made its way to the internet. Check out Iaquinta’s brutalized face within the clip down below: