Watch Iaquinta Figure Out Khabib In Five Minutes, Then Make Him Go 1-7 On Takedowns All Night

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta battled it out against undefeated Dagestan native Khabib Nurmagomedov back at UFC 223. While Iaquinta suffered a lopsided defeat, the fighter still managed to impress fight fans with his takedown defense.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is known for his Sambo style wrestling. Having never lost a single round in his mixed martial arts career, “The Eagle” has been a dominant force throughout his 26 fights.

Nurmagomedov and Iaquinta ultimately went the distance in their five round match up for the vacant UFC lightweight title. Iaquinta suffered a bevy of takedowns from his opponent in the first round, but managed to stuff a majority of Nurmagomedov’s attempts in the later rounds.

Check it out within the video above.

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