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    Khabib Nurmagomedov, left, punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

    Khabib Nurmagomedov Takes Down Conor McGregor at Ultimate Fighting Championship

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    The highly-anticipated fight took place in Las-Vegas; Conor McGregor fought Khabib Nurmagomedov during the lightweight championship at UFC 229.

    Undefeated Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beat his rival, Irish legend Conor McGregor, in the 4th round with a chokehold.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship ceremonial weigh-ins between the two fighters took place in Las Vegas late Saturday evening, local time.

    The world-famous fighters exchanged taunts for almost a year, mostly on social media, with McGregor trying to pick on his opponent in the upcoming fight.

    WATCH: Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Fans Clash in Las Vegas

    The bad blood between the rivals reached a boiling point in Brooklyn, New York in April when the Irish fighter hurled a metal loading dolly at the bus in which Nurmagomedov was a passenger, smashing the window. The attack was preceded by a heated exchange between the Russian UFC fighter and McGregor's friend, Russian-Irish mixed martial artist Artem Lobov.


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