Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he chose to strike with Al Iaquinta

Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he chose to strike with Al Iaquinta

Last Saturday, in the main event of the seemingly cursed UFC 223 card, undefeated lightweight contender Khabib…

As always, Nurmagomedov’s world class grappling acumen served as a significant catalyst for his victory. This time around, however, Nurmagomedov’s striking—particularly his jab—also helped win him the fight. Though he was believed to be at a significant disadvantage on the feet against Iaquinta, the Russian spent significant portions of the fight engaging his foe in a striking battle, and surprisingly performed quite well.

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