UFC 223 results, highlights from Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta fight card in Brooklyn
UFC finally crowned its new lightweight champion on Saturday night
UFC has its new star. Khabib Nurmagomedov put on a show fight fans were dying to see Saturday night in the main event of UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. "The Eagle" dominated Al Iaquinta over a gruesome 25-minute bout to claim the 155-pound title via unanimous decision.
Nurmagomedov (26-0) looked as strong as ever, seemingly scoring takedowns at will and showing a new side to his game by standing and trading punches in the third and fourth rounds, scoring well there, too.
Plus, Rose Namajunas put on perhaps the most complete performance of her career, scoring a unanimous decision victory over former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk to retain her title. Although Jedrzejczyk outstruck "Thug" Rose, Namajunas landed more solid shots and countered as well as she has in her career.
CBS Sports was be with you for every punch, kick and submission attempt from the Barclays Center on Saturday night with our live blog and updates below.
UFC 223 card/results
via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 50-43)
via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Renato Moicano def. Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon via second-round TKO (corner stoppage)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Felice Herrig via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Evan Dunham via first-round TKO (strikes)
Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Bec Rawlings via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Devin Clark def. Michael Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
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