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Nick Diaz on Khabib vs. McGregor: That’s a Tough Fight For Both

Nick Diaz believes Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor wouldn’t be easy for either competitor. Nurmagomedov captured the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title when he defeated Al Iaquinta in the …read more

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Vick vs. Felder added to UFC Boise

After losing his UFC 223 opponent, Al Iaquinta, due to Max Holloway being yanked from the card at the last minute, Paul Felder has a new fight booked. An intriguing …read more

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Dillon Danis responds to backlash from Al Iaquinta, Michael Bisping

Dillon Danis, a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and a training partner of Conor McGregor, has always received his fair-share of hate. Now that he’s made his successful MMA debut, a …read more

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‘Please Use It In A Sentence’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight slugger, Al Iaquinta, is the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to complain about the antics of “overwashed” Bellator newbie Dillon Danis, who continues to …read more

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Al Iaquinta trashes Tony Ferguson: If it wasn’t for fighting, he’d be like a worthless person

Over the last couple of days, Al Iaquinta and Tony Ferguson have been going at in on social media. The pair’s beef began when Ferguson used Iaquinta’s standing in the …read more

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Al Iaquinta on Tony Ferguson: ‘No One Likes You, Go Away’

Al Iaquinta isn’t fond of Tony Ferguson at the moment. Iaquinta is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 223. If Iaquinta …read more

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Iaquinta goes off on Ferguson’s ‘annoying’ tweets: You capitalize every first letter

Al Iaquinta went off on Tony Ferguson, who he says should “shut up” because he blew his chance and can’t even walk. Al Iaquinta stepped in for an injured Tony …read more

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Morning Report: Al Iaquinta says Tony Ferguson would be ‘a worthless person’ if not for MMA

This week, Al Iaquinta and Tony Ferguson began feuding in the aftermath of UFC 223 when Iaquina had to step in on short notice for Ferguson in a lightweight title …read more

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Covington Will Drop His Balls On Khabib’s Forehead

Man, people love to shit on Al Iaquinta for getting his real estate license.
The latest anti-Realtor is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Colby Covington, who joins Eddie Alvarez in …read more

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Colby Covington: Khabib’s Game Won’t Fly at Welterweight

Colby Covington doesn’t believe Khabib Nurmagomedov can find success at welterweight. Nurmagomedov won the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title earlier this month. He defeated Al Iaquinta in a dominant …read more

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Coach updates on timing of Conor McGregor’s comeback, potential opponents

When Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC 223, it meant that Conor McGregor was no longer the UFC lightweight champion. Ever since, we’ve all been …read more

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Tony and ‘Raging Al’ trade shots online: ‘You tripped on a rope’

Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta continue to have a go at each other on social media. On Monday, things kicked off on social media between Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta, …read more

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Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta get heated on social media

If things had gone to the original plan, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov would have battled for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 223. Regrettably, Ferguson …read more

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Alvarez Not Impressed With Khabib’s “Meaningless” UFC Title

Eddie Alvarez wonders just how legitimate Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title run actually is. At UFC 223, Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. “The Eagle” was initially …read more

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Morning Report: Tony Ferguson, Al Iaquinta engage in heated social media beef

This week, Tony Ferguson took to Twitter to mock Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title winning performance at UFC 223 and lament being stripped of his own interim title. In the process of …read more

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Al Iaquinta: UFC stripped Tony Ferguson because he’s a ‘weirdo’

According to Al Iaquinta, the UFC stripped Tony Ferguson of the lightweight title because he’s a ‘weirdo’. Yesterday, ex-UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson took a pop at Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Iaquinta Shuts Down Dopey UFC Fans Who Snickered At Khabib’s Striking

Respect the Dagestani jab of doom! Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, received heavy criticism for his inability to finish Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 pay-per-view …read more

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Paul Felder appears to hint at main event showdown with James Vick

Originally, lightweight striking specialist Paul Felder was expected to battle Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. When Iaquinta was called upon for a last-minute title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, Felder …read more

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Al Iaquinta on critics of UFC 223 main event: ‘I come in there to fight every time’

A certain line of thinking emerged from some quarters of the MMA world in the wake of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta: The idea that because Nurmagomedov …read more

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Lee: I100% undeniable’ that Ferguson is real 155-pound champ

For top contender Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson is the real champion of the UFC’s 155-pound division. After defeating Al Iaquinta via a commanding unanimous decision verdict, Khabib Nurmagomedov was …read more

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Unfiltered: Blink 182's Travis Barker, Kevin Lee, & Aljamain Sterling

“The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee calls in from Atlantic City and discusses his headlining fight this weekend against Edson Barboza, talking trash with his opponents, Al Iaquinta, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor …read more

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Cormier: Khabib will be ‘the only guy that never loses’

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier believes teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay undefeated his entire career. After defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 to win the UFC lightweight title, …read more

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Sterling talks KO loss to Moraes: ‘What kind of sh-t luck was that?’

Top ten ranked UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling spoke about his bout with Brett Johns, recovery from first career KO loss, and being inspired by Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. …read more

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Alvarez on Khabib: 'Defensively, he looked terrible'

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov looked unbeatable against Al Iaquinta. But Eddie Alvarez, who hopes to fight for the title next, wasn’t impressed. …read more

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Al Iaquinta’s coach Ray Longo was “blown away” by his performance at UFC 223

At UFC 223, many people believed that it would be extremely difficult for Al Iaquinta to get out of the first round against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but his heart and determination …read more

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Longo: UFC 223 ‘would’ve been different’ if Iaquinta had full camp

Striking coach Ray Longo believes there would have been a big difference if Al Iaquinta was able to train for five rounds to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. The string …read more

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‘Eagle’ Opens As Betting Favorite Over McGregor, Ferguson

The mixed martial arts (MMA) community was critical of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who failed to murder Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) main event and had to instead settle …read more

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ODDS | Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov favored over Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov is, at long last, the UFC lightweight champion. He earned that distinction with a lopsided unanimous decision win over last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta in the main event …read more

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Full camp? Ray Longo says Al Iaquinta-Khabib Nurmagomedov would've been 'totally different ballgame'

Oh, what could’ve been, veteran MMA trainer Ray Longo thinks when he looks back at the recent Al Iaquinta vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC title fight.
This past Saturday in UFC 223’s …read more

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P4P rankings: Nurmagomedov moves up after dominating victory

Demetrious Johnson remains the pound-for-pound king, but Khabib Nurmagomedov is moving up in the rankings after his impressive victory over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. …read more

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Javier Mendez Blasts Joe Rogan for Criticizing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 Performance

Newly crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov cruised to victory Saturday in a very one-sided fight against Al Iaquinta. …read more

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Khabib Coach Responds To Rogan’s ‘Crazy’ Commentary

Long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan caught some flack for his critical analysis of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s striking during his unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta in the …read more

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Unfiltered: Recapping UFC 223, the Wildest Week in UFC History

Actor, stuntman, and former Hells Angel, Chuck Zito joins Jim and Matt in-studio to break down all the action from UFC 223, including Matt’s full rundown from Al Iaquinta’s corner …read more

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UFC 223 medical suspensions: Al Iaquinta out 60 days after Khabib Nurmagomedov loss

Lightweight headliner Al Iaquinta highlighted a list of 11 fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 223. The New York State Athletic Commission released the event’s …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov argues Tony Ferguson needs another win before title shot

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted a last minute opponent Al Iaquinta, moving to a flawless 26-0 overall, and capturing the UFC lightweight …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2656 with Ray Longo and John Morgan

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2656 with guests Ray Longo and John Morgan.
MMA coach Longo, who cornered Al Iaquinta against Khabib Nurmagomedov in this past weekend’s UFC 223 main event, …read more

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Al Iaquinta Had a Feeling He’d Be Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

It seems that Al Iaquinta is quite the psychic. …read more

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Nurmagomedov’s coach: Joe Rogan ‘didn’t understand what the hell’s going on’ with UFC 223 commentary

With a pair of 50-43 scorecards in his favor, Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one of the more lopsided championship performances in UFC history with his win over Al Iaquinta.
The new …read more

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Eddie Alvarez argues he is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s kryptonite: “Everyone knows it”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC lightweight title with a decision win over last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta. While Nurmagomedov’s title win, …read more

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Iaquinta: Khabib Had To Kill Me To Finish Me

While Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a convincing unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta at last weekend’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Brooklyn, N.Y. (see it), “Ragin’” …read more

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Monday Morning Analyst: Grading Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 performance

At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov took a lopsided decision win to defeat Al Iaquinta and become the UFC lightweight champion. Yet, some believe the win showed Nurmagomedov to either be …read more

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Al Iaquinta had premonition he was going to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

In the immediate chaos following Conor McGregor’s infamous assault on a fighter van in Brooklyn on Thursday, Al Iaquinta had something off a premonition.
Iaquinta, who was scheduled to fight Paul …read more

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Joe Rogan Addresses Critical Commentary Toward Nurmagomedov During UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov was complete control at UFC 223, as cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta to claim the lightweight title on Saturday at the Barclays Center in …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he chose to strike with Al Iaquinta

Last Saturday, in the main event of the seemingly cursed UFC 223 card, undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC lightweight title with a lopsided unanimous decision win over …read more

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Ferguson unimpressed by Khabib’s UFC 223 performance

UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is unconvinced by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. For the fourth straight time, the UFC was forced to scrap …read more

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Joe Rogan releases statement on UFC 223 commentary

Joe Rogan releases a statement on his commentary for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta. Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Al Iaquinta to become lightweight champion at UFC 223 this past weekend, …read more

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Joe Rogan responds to backlash surrounding controversial Nurmagomedov-Iaquinta commentary

Joe Rogan’s commentary during the UFC 223 main event, which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat a last-minute opponent in Al Iaquinta, drew the ire of many MMA fans. The criticism was …read more

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Morning Report: Joe Rogan releases statement about his commentary during UFC 223 main event

On Saturday night at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York, Khabib Nurmagomedov took a unanimous decision over last-minute replacement Al Iaquinta to claim the UFC lightweight championship. The fight was …read more

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Editorial: When short notice fights lead to unreasonable expectations

New UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov took apart Al Iaquinta, who’s been lauded for accepting a title fight on the eve of the event. So why is Khabib getting so …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov won the 'undisputed' lightweight title at UFC 223, but this one isn't so simple

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“That’s it,” Dana White told reporters after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory in the UFC 223 main event Saturday night. “That’s …read more

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UFC 223 Aftermath: How high are we setting the bar for Khabib Nurmagomedov?

The scoreline on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over Al Iaquinta in Saturday night’s UFC 223 main event read 50-44, 50-43, and 50-43.
And some people weren’t impressed.
The victory improved the Dagestani standout’s …read more

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Tony Ferguson Wasn’t Impressed By Khabib At UFC 223

Following all the chaos of fight week leading up to UFC 223, the event finally concluded last night after Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Al Iaquinta by decision for the UFC lightweight …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta full fight video highlights

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta full fight video highlights from UFC 223’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.
UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta took place April 7 at the …read more

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Khabib talks about wanting to fight Georges St-Pierre

Following his dominant win over Al Iaquinta for the undisputed lightweight title, Khabib Nurmagomedov spent a few moments backstage at UFC 223 with Megan Olivi. The topic of who he …read more

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GSP not interested in fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at the moment

Khabib Nurmagomedov threw a curveball during his post-fight interview on Saturday night.
After scoring a one-sided unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta to win the UFC lightweight title at UFC 223 and …read more

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RECAP! Nurmagomedov Smashes Iaquinta, Captures Crown!

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 …read more

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Tony Ferguson not impressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 title win

Tony Ferguson tuned in to watch UFC 223 on Saturday night, and he didn’t seem too impressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against last-minute replacement Al Iaquinta.
Nurmagomedov was originally scheduled to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Routes Al Iaquinta (UFC 223 Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s domination of Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y. …read more

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Nurmagomedov wants McGregor fight, world tour promotional push: ‘We have to finish this’

In the end, UFC 223 was more about a destination for Khabib Nurmagomedov than it was about his actual fight against last-second replacement Al Iaquinta.
Nurmagomedov routed Iaquinta to win a …read more

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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov officially holds only lightweight title in UFC

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Khabib Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion. Full stop.
There was no door left open, no equivocating, …read more

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Fighters React to Khabib Nurmagomedov Becoming UFC Lightweight Champion

After a week that saw his opponent change three times, Khabib Nurmagomedov was crowned UFC lightweight champion on Saturday after his win over Al Iaquinta. …read more

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Khabib Time!

Khabib Nurmagomedov became UFC lightweight champion last Saturday night (April 7, 2018) by toying with Al Iaquinta — a late replacement for the weight-challenged Max Holloway — in the UFC …read more

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UFC 223: Pros react to Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta, Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk 2

Despite a tumultuous week, Khabib Nurmagomedov got the job done.
Nurmagomedov stepped in against short-notice replacement Al Iaquinta on Saturday night at UFC 223, dominating all five rounds to walk away …read more

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UFC 223 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov decisions Al Iaquinta, wins lightweight belt

The wildest week of potential distractions in UFC history did nothing to keeping Khabib Nurmagomedov from reaching his goal.
The undefeated star from Dagestan, Russia, became UFC lightweight champion on …read more

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UFC 223 full fight video highlights: Khabib vs. Iaquinta

Check out the full fight video highlights of the UFC 223 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta. In main event of UFC 223, after several changes of opponent, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Manhandles Al Iaquinta, Seizes Lightweight Crown at UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov lays claim to the lightweight throne with a unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 headliner. …read more

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MMA Community reacts to UFC 223’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta main event!

MMA Community reacts to UFC 223’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta main event!
A lightweight title fight between Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and “Raging” Al Iaquinta served as the headliner of …read more

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UFC 223 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Al Iaquinta (Highlights)

UFC 223 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Al Iaquinta
A lightweight title fight between undefeated Russian standout Khabib Nurmagomedov and streaking division contender Al Iaquinta served as the main event of tonight’s …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Crowned Lightweight Champion with Lopsided Win Over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov put on a dominant performance to sweep the scorecards and defeat late notice replacement Al Iaquinta to become the new undisputed UFC lightweight champion. …read more

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UFC 223 results: Khabib dominates Al Iaquinta, wins 155 title

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the new UFC lightweight champion, winning a one-sided unanimous decision over the incredibly tough Al Iaquinta. After numerous changes to the UFC 223 main event, the …read more

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Nurmagomedov beats Iaquinta at UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Al Iaquinta through five rounds to become UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion Saturday night at UFC 223 at Barclays Center. …read more

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UFC 223 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov dominates Al Iaquinta to become new lightweight champ

It was a fight Al Iaquinta wasn’t supposed to be in – literally, at the start of the week, and figuratively by the time the bell rang. But there he …read more

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Twitter reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov's dominant title win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov became the 10th undefeated UFC champion on Saturday when he claimed the lightweight title in the UFC 223 main event.
Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) added another victory to …read more

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UFC 223 live blog: Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta

This is the UFC 223 live blog for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta, a lightweight championship bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Nurmagomedov looks to …read more

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NYSAC executive director Kim Sumbler explains why Al Iaquinta couldn’t be champion if he wins at UFC 223

NEW YORK CITY — If Al Iaquinta pulls off the impossible at UFC 223, he won’t officially become the UFC lightweight champion.
Iaquinta is fighting unbeaten lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Stream UFC 223: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta

UFC 223 is still happening and you can watch it right here. Despite all the chaos that has occurred in the last 72 hours, some fights will be happening …read more

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NYSAC executive director discusses UFC 223 chaos, Al Iaquinta title stakes

Friday’s UFC 223 weigh-ins were arguably the most chaotic in UFC history, and the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) is finally providing some answers.
The second planned main event between …read more

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UFC 223 primer: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta

Get a preview here of the UFC 223 main event, as Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on the unlikely challenge of Al Iaquinta This Saturday, UFC 223’s main event sees Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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UFC 223 final betting odds: Khabib rightfully favored over ‘Ragin’ Al

Here are the UFC 223 closing odds in which Khabib Nurmagomedov is a substantially favored to beat Al Iaquinta in the main event. So, a lot has changed since the …read more

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Dana White: UFC Will Consider Al Iaquinta Champion If He Wins

The New York State Athletic Commission may not consider Al Iaquinta a champion if he beats Khabib Nurmagomedov tonight but the UFC will. At the UFC 223 press conference Friday …read more

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UFC 223 main-event breakdown: Who wins Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta, anyway?

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of UFC 223’s top bouts. Today, we look at the new main event.
UFC 223 takes place today at …read more

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UFC 223 staff picks: Is anyone picking Al Iaquinta to upset Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Nurmagomedov
vs.
Iaquinta
Namajunas
vs.
Jedrzejczyk
Kattar
vs.
Moicano
Bochniak
vs.
Magomedsharipov
Gruetzemacher
vs.
Lauzon
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2018: 30-21

Nurmagomedov
(67%)

Namajunas
(53%)

Kattar
(69%)

Magomedsharipov
(90%)

Lauzon
(80%)
Simon Samano@SJSamano2018: 32-19

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2018: 31-20

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2018: 30-21

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2018: 29-22

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2018: 29-222016 Champion

Nurmagomedov

Jedrzejczyk

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2018: 29-222014 Champion

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Moicano

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Dann Stupp@DannStupp2018: 29-222015 Champion

Nurmagomedov

Jedrzejczyk

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2018: 28-23

Nurmagomedov

Jedrzejczyk

Moicano

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2018: 28-23

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
Ken Hathaway@kenshathaway2018: 26-25

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
John Morgan@MMAjunkieJohn2018: 26-25

Nurmagomedov

Namajunas

Kattar

Magomedsharipov

Lauzon
George Garcia@MMAjunkieGeorge2018: …read more

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The MMA Circus: Khabib-Iaquinta, McGregor madness

On Episode 157 of The MMA Circus, Nick Baldwin and guest co-host Jed Meshew discuss the new UFC 223 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta, Conor McGregor’s rampage …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Eagle!’

Undefeated smashing machine, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will finally get a shot at Lightweight gold opposite the hard-hitting, Al Iaquinta, this Saturday (April 7, 2018) at UFC 223 inside Barclays Center …read more

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UFC 223 Clash: Nurmagomedov Vs. Iaquinta!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight elite Khabib Nurmagomedov will clash with power-punching real estate agent Al Iaquinta for the (sort of) vacant Lightweight crown TONIGHT (April 7, 2018) at UFC …read more

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Al Iaquinta with a chance to steal the show at UFC 223, become the ‘recognized’ champion

We’ve seen real-time human shufflings on UFC cards before, those situations where at the last minute a perennial undercardsman ends up in a main event. A classic example was when …read more

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UFC 223 main event breakdown: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta

So here we are, hours away from a fight where the UFC lightweight champion is not involved, and the UFC interim champion is not involved, yet a new titleholder will …read more

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UFC 223: Fight by Fight Preview

On Friday morning, Al Iaquinta was fighting Paul Felder. By the afternoon, he was in a title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. That’s how crazy the UFC 223 fight week has …read more

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UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta Toe-to-Toe Preview: A complete breakdown

Phil and David attempt to preview the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta under the vain assumption that it will actually happen and that reality itself will not crack …read more

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Al Iaquinta Will ‘Shock The F—king World’ At UFC 223

Iaquinta’s coach knows quite a bit about stunning upsets in mixed martial arts. Al Iaquinta’s coach Matt Serra knows more than a little bit about coming out on top in …read more

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Preview! Ragin’ Al Takes Over As UFC 223 Headliner

Khabib Nurmagomedov and lightweight power puncher Al Iaquinta will headline the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event tonight (Sat., April 7, 2018) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“The Eagle” is …read more

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Khabib to face Iaquinta for official UFC lightweight title

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, will now face New York’s own Al Iaquinta for the official lightweight title. The bout will take place this Saturday at UFC 223: Khabib vs …read more

Source:: UFC

White: UFC will consider Iaquinta champ if he beats Khabib

Al Iaquinta might become the UFC lightweight champion with a win over Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday at UFC 223 after all. Al Iaquinta might not actually get a gold belt …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Dana White Unveils New UFC 223 Main Event: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta (FULL)

After a crazy day of trying to find a new opponent for UFC 223 main eventer Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White unveiled his new opponent, Al Iaquinta. …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Iaquinta eligible to win title vs. Nurmagomedov

Even though Al Iaquinta weighed in at 155.2 pounds, which is technically .2 pounds over championship weight for the lightweight title, UFC president Dana White said Friday that Iaquinta’s eligible …read more

Source:: ESPN

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta press conference video

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta answered questions from the media after UFC 223 weigh-ins Friday. …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Dana White declares Al Iaquinta eligible for lightweight title at UFC 223 – sort of

The New York State Athletic Commission doesn’t consider Saturday’s UFC 223 headliner an official lightweight title bout. But UFC President Dana White is calling it one anyway.
White today told reporters …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on April 7, 2018, 12:16 am By
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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta Face Off Ahead of Last-Minute UFC 223 Main Event (video)

The latest UFC 223 main event – Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta – weighed in and squared off at the ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday. …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

UFC 223 ceremonial weigh-in video: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The UFC 223 ceremonial weigh-ins went down today, and MMAjunkie was on the scene.
Through a crazy turn of events, the new main event features Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Coach Matt Serra: Al Iaquinta will 'shock the (expletive) world' vs. Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Not that you’d expect him to say otherwise, but Matt Serra likes Al Iaquinta’s chances of pulling off a huge upset against Khabib Nurmagomedov on last-minute notice …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

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