UFC 223 results from last night: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta fight recap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight bruisers Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta clashed last night (April 7, 2018) at UFC 223 inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

How can I possibly capture all the pre-fight madness in a five sentence intro blurb? If you don’t know the full lead up, MMAmania has approximately 12 articles for you to catch up with. Ignoring the nonsense and focusing on the athletes, Nurmagomedov finally had his long-awaited chance to fight for the UFC strap. Iaquinta, meanwhile, had the odds stacked against him, but it was an unexpected chance to immediately place himself in the title mix.

Fighting in a low stance, Iaquinta stalked Nurmagomedov to open the bout, looking for power hooks. Iaquinta also threatened with the takedown, attempting to use the level changes to fire punches.

Nurmagomedov shot in and grabbed the ankle, eventually lifting it above his head and tripping his foe down. Iaquinta scrambled up quickly, but Nurmagomedov hung on and drug him back to the mat. Iaquinta continued to work to get up, but Nurmagomedov kept putting him down with the single leg. Throughout all the scrambling, Nurmagomedov picked his shots and did some

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