Nurmagomedov makes Poirier tap to unify UFC lightweight title

Nurmagomedov makes Poirier tap to unify UFC lightweight title
Khabib Nurmagomedov unified the lightweight title. (Reuters)
Updated 08 September 2019

Nurmagomedov makes Poirier tap to unify UFC lightweight title

Nurmagomedov makes Poirier tap to unify UFC lightweight title

Khabib Nurmagomedov unified the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title with a third-round submission win over interim champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The Dagestan native escaped a guillotine choke to take Poirier's back before shifting his position and sinking into a rear naked choke.