UFC 254 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov Cements Status

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Khabib Nurmagomedov will go down as one of the greatest to ever compete in MMA.

Nurmagomedov locked up a submission victory at UFC 254, besting Justin Gaethje.

Following the performance, the unbeaten fighter announced he was retiring from MMA.

The card took place from Abu Dhabi and Fight Island, airing early at a special start time.

It will be interesting to see if Khabib does remain retired or return for a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre, a rematch with Conor McGregor or another contender fight.

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Justin Gaethje via technical submission (triangle choke) at 1:34 of Round 2 to unify the UFC lightweight titles

Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris via TKO (strikes) at 1:15 of Round 2

Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun via KO (strike) at :18 of Round 1

Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:31 of Round 2

Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba via KO (strike) at 4:19 of Round 1

Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve via KO (strike) at 4:59 of Round 1

Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:40 of Round 1

Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey declared a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1

Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev via submission (armbar) at 3:00 of Round 1