VIDEO: Watch Islam Makhachev's submission over Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Islam Makhachev beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Islam makhachev won Dustin poirier No. UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Islam makhachev It's relentless. The Russian defeated Dustin poirier in the fifth round with a hand triangle, successfully defending the lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg) for the third time in the UFC 302. The fight was fierce from start to finish, with both fighters putting on a show in Newark, in the United States.

Makhachev, in the fifth round, attacked Poirier with everything. The North American, with his last reserves of energy, tried to resist, but he couldn't take it anymore. The lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) managed a takedown and landed a perfect triangle hand. The challenger, with nowhere to escape, knocked to give up.

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With the victory, Islam became the first fighter in UFC history to defend the lightweight belt for the third consecutive time. The Russian, now with 26 wins and just one loss on his record, has already declared that he wants to move up a category and try to win the welterweight belt (under 77kg).

VIDEO: Watch Islam Makhachev's submission over Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

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