McGregor fight result: UFC 229 results from a dramatic night in Las Vegas

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UFC 229 results: What happened at the T-Mobile Arena as Conor McGregor fought Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event?

UFC 229 results LIVE updates

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Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ended Irish fighter Conor McGregor’s attempt to win back the UFC lightweight title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round on Saturday.

The win prompted a mass brawl to break out in and around the cage, with a red-shirted fan landing several blows on McGregor before security intervened.

Both fighters were subsequently escorted from the arena by police and security. No belt was presented and no speeches made, but the ring announcer declared Nurmagomedov the winner to a chorus of boos of the crowd.

McGregor, making a comeback to the octagon after nearly two years away, had looked dangerous in the early striking exchanges but as expected, Nurmagomedov quickly took the fight to the ground.

The Russian smothered him with his wrestling skills and prevented him from getting back to his feet for the rest of the round.

The Irishman was then wobbled by an early right cross from the Russian in the second round and the fight was soon on the floor again, but this time the Russian champion was able to keep the challenger from getting his back to the cage.

McGregor survived until the end of the round, giving a tired smile as the horn went, and in the third period he managed to keep the fight standing, tripping off shots to the head and body as he rediscovered his range.

However, it proved to be too little, too late, and the Nurmagomedov was once again on top in the fourth, sapping McGregor’s energy with his excruciating pressure before the choke ended the fight 3:03 into the fourth round. The victory stretched his professional record to 27-0 and handed the Irishman his second defeat in the UFC.

UFC 229: McGregor vs Khabib results 

Early Preliminary Card

Women’s bantamweight

Yana Kunitskaya (Rus) beat (12) Lina Lansberg (Swe) via unanimous decision

Lightweight

Nik Lentz (USA) beat Gray Maynard (USA) via TKO

Welterweight

Tony Martin (USA) beat Ryan LaFlare (US) via TKO

Preliminary Card

Flyweight

(5) Jussier Formiga (Bra) beat (2) Sergio Pettis (USA) via unanimous decision

Welterweight

Vicente Luque (USA) beat Jalin Turner (USA) via KO

Women’s Bantamweight

(9) Aspen Ladd (USA) beat Tonya Evinger (USA) via TKO

Lightweight

Scott Holtzman (USA) beat Alan Patrick (Bra) via KO

Full card

Strawweight

Michelle Waterson (USA) beat Felice Herrig (USA) via unanimous decision

Heavyweight

(2) Derrick Lewis (USA) beat (5) Alexander Volkov (Rus) via KO

Light Heavyweight

(12) Dominick Reyes (USA) beat (7) Ovince St Preux (USA) via unanimous decision

Lightweight

(2) Tony Ferguson (USA) beat (8) Anthony Pettis (USA) via TKO

Lightweight Championship

Khabib Nurmagomedov (Rus) beat (1) Conor McGregor (Ire) via submission

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