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Who won Nurmagomedov vs McGregor?
Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor by submission in the 4th round, during the main event of UFC 229, on Saturday 6th October 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest was for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.
Nurmagomedov vs McGregor stats
Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Conor McGregor made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested McGregor had a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 31%.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was the same age as Conor McGregor, at 33 years old.
Nurmagomedov had a height advantage of 1 inch over McGregor. Despite this, McGregor had 4-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 months later than McGregor, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 60 to McGregor's 45.
Nurmagomedov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 6 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.