UEFA World Champion Lightweight Mixed Martial Arts (UFC) Habib Nur Mammadov retained his title after beating American rival Dustin Poirier in their fight in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Russian champion Nur Mammadov has named himself as one of the most notable mixed martial arts legends of his career, winning 28 of his fights so far.

Nur Mamedov dominated the battle and strained his opponent with blows and strangulation, until he forced him to surrender in the third round after he managed to tighten his strangle, to declare the victory victory.

Aaand Still .... 🏆 2️⃣8️⃣-0️⃣

Khabib successfully defends his title in Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪 # UFC242 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 2:06.

Khabib is now on a 12-Fight win streak inside the UFC octagon.pic.twitter.com/JepUV39G9B

- ON: MMA (@OnMMA) September 7, 2019

Nur Mammadov suffered the sixth defeat of his 30-year-old rival Bouareh, who won 25 of his career.

The match witnessed a high sporting spirit of the two champions, hugging the two after the referee announced the victory of Nur Mammadov in a rare scene of big matches on world titles.

He jumped the cage again!

But this time @TeamKhabib had a hug for @danawhite # UFC242 pic.twitter.com/jX7GRAnzFU

- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 7, 2019

Nur Mammadov will receive the biggest fee in his history. His father, Abdul Manab Nur Mammadov, said he would receive six million dollars for his fight against Poirier.

Total respect! # UFC242 pic.twitter.com/SDPwWlp0Kp

- UFC (@ufc) September 7, 2019

The reason why i started to watch and love ufc is the one and only khabib U # UFC242 pic.twitter.com/VgdThgpY2A

- ZÕ0Ž (@ H2o_Zo0z) September 7, 2019

TWENTY EIGHT AND ZERO! # UFC242 pic.twitter.com/XghkoaviAh

- UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 7, 2019

Habib Nur Mammadov retains lightweight title by beating Dustin Bourier thanks to the subjugation of the third round of the main show # UFC242 pic.twitter.com/QVFwU2XadG

- obaid mohamad 🇶🇦 (@ obaid_mohd1) September 7, 2019