Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 242 Win Generates Massive View Count in Russia
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov retained the UFC’s lightweight title this past Saturday by defeating Dustin Poirier, and the fighter’s victory generated a massive view count in his native Russia.
The undefeated champion submitted Poirier with a third round, rear-naked-choke at UFC 242, which took place in Abu Dhabi. According to a follow-up report from RT, the bout has been watched over 26 million times across the various platforms of Russia’s Channel 1 (Perviy Canal).
With the victory, the 30-year-old Nurmagomedov now holds a record of 28-0. The Dagestan born fighter was competing for the first time since last October, when Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 229.