Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje took place in a lightweight title bout at the 254 pay-per-view event on Saturday in Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
What a performance by Khabib. Even though he was tagged here and there in the first round, he never backed down and was always in the face of Gaethje. The second round saw Khabib get the tap by triangle choke.
After the fight, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport.
In his two previous fights, Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 229 and Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
This fight came after Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson at the UFC 249 pay-per-view event to win the interim lightweight title.