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Makhachev submits Poirier at UFC 302 to defend light-weight title

NEWARK, N.J. — Islam Makhachev defended his lightweight title and extended his winning streak to 14 fights, the third-longest in UFC history, by getting a submission victory over Dustin Poirier in the fifth round Saturday night at UFC 302. Overcoming one of the sport’s accomplished veterans and a crowd that was against him from the

Makhachev submits Poirier at UFC 302 to defend light-weight title

NEWARK, N.J. — Islam Makhachev defended his light-weight title and prolonged his profitable streak to 14 fights, the third-longest in UFC historical past, by getting a submission victory over Dustin Poirier within the fifth spherical Saturday evening at UFC 302.

Overcoming one of many sport’s achieved veterans and a crowd that was in opposition to him from the beginning, Makhachev ran his document to 26-1 and mentioned afterward he could transfer up in weight for one more problem.

There’s definitely not a lot left for the Russian at 155 kilos, the place he defended his title for the third time and confirmed once more why he’s ranked because the pound-for-pound greatest in UFC.

Poirier (30-9) fell brief in his third try for the undisputed title, all three ending by submission.

He battled again after Makhachev managed the primary spherical and bloodied the champion’s face later, however Makhachev took him down halfway by way of the fifth and rapidly pounced, with Poirier unable to flee.

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