Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo
Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this one. We're going to call Nurmagomedov "Khabib" to keep it simple. Lots of movement by both fighters. Trujillo rushes forward and Khabib scampers to safety. Trujillo does it again, lands a combo and a takedown, but Khabib manages to turn it into an armbar. Trujillo rolls out of it, they're back to their feet, but Khabib stays with him, leeps his back, and ultimately lands a throw. Trujillo tries to get up and Khabib slams him right back to the mat. Kahbib scores two more slams. Another one. This is getting ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous, Trujillo has grabbed the fence several times, no call. Khabib scores another takedown, but this time, Trujillo busts loose and gets into his guard. Khabib, though, turns it into a tight triangle choke. Trujillo survives.
Trujillo doesn't seem quite as eager to rush in to things this round. Khabib scores another effortless takedown, but Trujillo pops back to his feet and lands a couple big bombs. Khabib gets the better of another exchange and again easily takes him to the mat. More of the same as round one. Tujillo, though, reverses position and lands an elbow before Khabib scrambles to safety. Khabib resumes taking Trujillo down. Wash, rinse, repeat.
If you guess Khabib opened the round with yet another takedown, congrats, you've been paying attention. Khabib scores one of his bigger slams of the match about two minutes in. He's had so many that it takes something really big to stand out at this point. Trujillo just has no answer. He gets back to his feet, and Khabib scores another big slam. He gets up, Khabib trips him. final minute. Trujillo looks like he's pretty much mentally quit. They stand and clinch over the final seconds. Check that, Khabib lands two more takedowns.
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
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