It was the most anticipated MMA bout in recent memory. After all the hype, all the intrigue, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov finally faced off at the main event of UFC 229. The Dagestani fighter put on a masterful performance, dominating on the ground, and even knocking McGregor down at one point before finishing with a 4th round submission.
An awful and unfortunate brawl also ensued after.
Watch highlights and footage from the bout and check out a snippet from our play-by-play below.
Round 4 - McGregor with a left. Khabib feints. Front kick from Conor. Another. Khabib just misses with a winging right hook. Jab from Khabib. He shoots, and trips McGregor to the mat. He’s on one knee. He gets up to both, but Khabib has a body lock on him from behind. He is dragging McGregor back and forth. He drags him backward and rolls over right into mount. Wow, that was beautiful. He’s setting up an arm triangle choke. He gives that up. McGregor hip escapes, but Khabib stays on him. He opens up with punches and moves back to mount. Conor gives up his back. Khabib sinks a choke, and Conor McGregor has tapped out.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor via submission (rear naked choke), round 4