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UFC 160: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Abel Trujillo

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo

We open up action at a catch-weight of 158 pounds, as Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0) did not make weight for his scheduled lightweight contest with Abel Trujillo (10-4). The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Trujillo comes out the aggressor, flying at Nurmagomedov. Trujillo with another nice glacing blow, and Nurmagomedov pulls guard. Looking for a possible arm lock, rolling twice and gripping the right arm tight. Trujillo slips out and winds up in half-guard, but Nurmagomedov shows his wrestling prowess and takes the back. More grappling expertise by Nurmagomedov, tossing Trujillo around on the ground. Just under two minutes, and Nurmagomedov remains in complete control. Judo roll by Trujillo and he gets out, moves into guard but Nurmagomedov locks up a possible triangle. Nurmagomedov to the mount with the triangle, tries for an armbar and back to the triangle but the round end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 2: Trujillo will need to keep this fight standing, as it is obvious that Nurmagomedov is the better fighter on the ground. And, just like that, Nurmagomedov takes the back and brings him to the ground. Trujillo, though, pops back up and lands a nice left. Trujillo getting the better of the standup, and Nurmagomedov quickly goes back to the ground work. To the back Nurmagomedov goes again, flattening him out and looking for a rear-naked choke. Sweet roll by Nurmagomedov, but Trujillo reverses and winds up on top for a brief moment.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 3: Nurmagomedov lands a nice right and follows up with more mat time, controlling Trujillo. Trujillo stays upright thanks to the cage, but Nurmagomedov turns him and scores a huge takedown instead. Two minutes left and Trujillo’s camp is screaming at him to get up, but he appears exhausted. Another takedown by Nurmagomedov and this one is a wrap.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)