Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1: They touch gloves and the main card is underway. Healy inches forward. Nurmagomedov lands an uppercut and left hook. Healy continues to pressure Nurmagomedov. Healy lands to the body. They briefly clinch and separate. Nurmagomedov steps in with an uppercut. Healy moving forward. Nurmagomedov jumps in with a flying knee and another. Nurmagomedov lands a lead uppercut. Healy is cut below his left eye. Healy lands an outside leg kick. Healy continues to press forward. He lands a right hand to the body. Nurmagomedov answers with an uppercut and left hook. Nurmagomedov jumps in with a flying knee. They exchange left hands. Healy lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov changes levels and secures a takedown. Healy quickly gets back to his feet and lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov gets Healy down again. Healy stands. Nurmagomedov lands a big right hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov.
Round 2: Healy moving forward. Nurmagomedov lands an uppercut. Healy rips to the body with punches. Nurmagomedov takes Healy down and works to take his back. Nurmagomedov lands left hands as Healy stands. They separate. Healy moving forward. Nurmagomedov glances a high kick off Healy’s head. Healy bringing constant pressure. Healy lands a right hand. They clinch. Nurmagomedov works to get the fight to the ground. A scramble ensues. Healy gets free from Nurmagomedov and they’re separated. Healy lands a jab followed by a right hand. Nurmagomedov looks for a takedown. Healy defends the attempt. Nurmagomedov backs up and fires off a combination and clinches again. They separate. Nurmagomedov drops under a punch from Healy and secures a double leg takedown. Nurmagomedov lands to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov.
Round 3: Healy moving forward and lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov works for a takedown but Healy fends it off. Nurmagomedov lands a combination. Healy answers. They clinch briefly and Healy lands a knee to the body before the separate. Healy lands a right hand to the body. Nurmagomedov changes levels and secures a takedown. Nurmagomedov peppers Healy’s body with punches. Healy stands. Nurmagomedov stays on him. He picks Healy up and carries him across the Octagon and slams him to the canvas with authority. Nurmagomedov lands punches and hammer fists. Nurmagomedov advances to side control. Healy works his way back to half guard. Nurmagomedov postures up and lands a hard left hand. Healy scrambles and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov.
The judges score the fight for Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.