Earlier this month, the end of an era became official when Khabib Nurmagomedov finally convinced UFC president Dana White that his retirement decision was final and he would not be returning to the cage.
Many had hoped we would get to see the lightweight champion one final time in an attempt to reach 30-0, but Nurmagomedov decided to walk away on his own terms.
To celebrate his legendary career inside of the UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship released a video highlighting all of Nurmagomedov’s finishes from his time with the promotion.
You can check out all of the finishes from his unprecedented run to the top in the video below.
The undefeated lightweight champion is officially retiring after his incredible run with the promotion. Khabib Nurmagomedov walks away with a perfect 29-0 record.
In his final UFC performance, Nurmagomedov earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his dominant second-round, technical submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
With the win, Khabib advanced to 29-0 in his professional career. His 29 consecutive wins is the longest winning streak in all of mixed martial arts. Khabib first won the vacant lightweight championship on April 7, 2018, at UFC 223 when he scored a dominant decision win over Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York.
Nurmagomedov became the first Russian to win a UFC title.
The submission victory over Gaethje was his third title defense. Previously, Nurmagomedov choked out Poirier in his second title defense. Nurmagomedov’s first title defense was a submission victory over Conor McGregor in October 2018.