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Who won Nurmagomedov vs Barboza?
Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Edson Barboza by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 219, on Saturday 30th December 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Nurmagomedov vs Barboza stats
Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Edson Barboza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Nurmagomedov had a massive power advantage over Barboza, boasting at 33% knock out percentage over Barboza's 0%.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Barboza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nurmagomedov. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Barboza's, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 months earlier than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 60 to Barboza's 77.