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Round 1 - Healy leaps forward with a few early punches. Nurmagomedov staying away to open. He leaps forward with a left and then backs away. Healy keeping pressure high to open. Nurmagomedov retreating and looking to counter, but Healy on the early grind. Nurmagomedov misses a right but sneaks in a left. Leg kicks traded. Nurmagomedov with a leaping knee. A second scores. They trade shots in the pocket. Wild exchanges in the center. Healy's right cheek showing some wear. Healy kicks the leg and avoids the counter. Mouthpiece out. It's Nurmagomedov, and we get a quick stop to reset. Nurmagomedov starting to land with more frequency. Healy still pushing forward. Leaping knee from Nurmagomedov misses but a right hand follows. Nurmagomedov with a late takedown. Healy scrambles up, but Nurmagomedov works again to his back. He lets go and fires punches to close. MMAjunkie.com gives the first to Nurmagomedov, 10-9.
Round 2 - Wild flurries again by Nurmagomedov. The odd movement is effective, but Healy there to answer. They clinch up, and Nurmagomedov slips around to the back. Healy kneeling, but he turns in well and moves to his feet. Healy continues to be the one walking forward, but he's finding stiff opposition. Sharp left hand for Nurmagomedov, followed by a high kick as he spins around. Lead right fro Nurmagomedov. In and out, and surprisingly not wrestling. Healy catches him with a right hand. That one hurt. Healy pushes forward, but Nurmagomedov recovers quickly. He slips but recovers quickly and is on the back. He scores with punches as Healy pulls away. Healy continues to attack, and he kicks the leg. Nurmagomedov finally moves in for a takedown. He can't get it, but he lets go, lands tow punches and tries again. Healy defends, but as they break away, Nurmagomedov slips under and drives his opponent to the floor. He finishes there, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Nurmagomedov, 10-9.
Round 3 - Nurmagomedov moving well to start, but he's short on another takedown. Healy tries to pick up the pace with his striking. Nurmagomedov answers with kicks to the body. Healy pushes forward again, but Nurmagomedov drops underneath and scores the takedown. Healy with half-guard underneath. He scoots to the cage and sits up, but Nurmagomedov stays close as they rise. He elevates Healy and runs him all the way across the cage before dumping him on the floor, much to the delight of the crowd. Healy active underneath, but Nurmagomedov is just as happy to punch away from the top. Healy still tough as nails, but he's just got no options. Nurmagomedov is in control. Healy turns to his knees, looking for something, but Nurmagomedov just puts him flat on his back. Round ends with Healy scrambling, but Nurmagomedov controls it all. MMAjunkie.com gives the round to Nurmagomedov, 10-9, and gives him the fight 30-27.
Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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