The undefeated black belt in judo and two time combat sambo world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 24-0-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Conor McGregor). After suffering different injuries between 2014 and 2015, he came back to fight in 2016 winning over Darrell Horcher (=Nurmagomedov vs Horcher) and Michael Johnson (=Johnson vs Nurmagomedov).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza, has an official record of 19-4-0 (63% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He lost to Tony Ferguson in 2015 (=Ferguson vs Barboza) but then he has beat Anthony Pettis (=Pettis vs Barboza), Gilbert Melendez (=Barboza vs Melendez) and Beneil Dariush (4-stars fight, Barboza vs Dariush). Nurmagomedov vs Barboza is on the undercard of Cris Cyborg Justino vs Holly Holm – UFC 219. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Khabib’s previous fight: Michael Johnson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
Barboza’s previous fight: Edson Barboza vs Beneil Dariush
Khabib’s next fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta
Barboza’s next fight: Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee
Khabib vs Barboza Fight Video:
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