Russian MMA Fighter Nurmagomedov Claims Victory Against American Martial Artist Poirier

© Sputnik / Said TsarnaevKhabib Nurmagomedov With UFC Champion Belt
Khabib Nurmagomedov With UFC Champion Belt - Sputnik International
Nurmagomedov has choked out his opponent some fifteen minutes after the fight started, making Poirier admit his defeat.

Russian mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov has claimed the victory against American fighter Dustin Poirier, defending his UFC lightweight world title.

​Nurmagomedov claimed his 28th victory in a row in the UAE city of Abu Dhabi with help of a rear naked choke against Poirier in the third round.

In the comments following the victory Nurmagomedov said that he would sell the T-shirt from the fight at an auction and invest the money into a charity led by Poirier.

"I know that Dustin is doing charity. I am going to sell this T-shirt and invest the money into the charity fund led by Dustin," Nurmagomedov said as aired by the Russian Channel One.

Poirier's The Good Fight foundation has been raising money for causes around fighter's hometown in Louisiana. The charity's initiatives include construction of a playground for disabled children, buying backpacks for a local school and providing 3,000 meals for a food distribution centre.

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