A potential UFC lightweight title shot was up for grabs when feared grappling specialist Khabib Nurmagomedov took on resurgent contender Michael Johnson on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sat., November 12, 2016) blockbuster UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Faced with a mountainous challenge of “The Eagle” and his 22-0 record, “Menace” flashed some of the power that enabled him to knock out the previously surging Dustin Poirier in his previous bout, rocking the Dagestani wrestling champion with pinpoint shots in the first round.
From there, however, it was all Nurmagomedov and his world-class (and possibly peerless) wrestling, as he closed the distance to take down “The Menace” and smother him with a relentless onslaught of at-time hard to watch ground and pound that softened him up for a third round submission via kimura.
It was a dominant win that proved Nurmagomedov is definitely deserving of the title shot he called out for after the fight. For now, watch the full fight video highlights of his latest one-sided win here: