Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport
Result: Win (unanimous decision) vs. Pat Healy
Betting Odds: -270 (moderate favorite)
Khabib Nurmagomedov now possesses a 21-fight winning streak, a 5-0 record inside the Octagon and a last name that fight fans are going to have to get used to pronouncing.
Repeat after me: Nur-muh-go-may-dawv.
Prior to Saturday, "The Eagle" set a UFC record for most takedowns in a single fight. However, he wasn't facing a tried and true veteran in that contest. How was he going to fare against a grappling ace like Pat Healy, who holds submission wins over Jim Miller (changed to a no-contest) and Carlos Condit to his credit?
Healy was shut out, as Nurmagomedov scored 30-27 on all three scorecards. Not only is the Russian expected to take Healy's spot in the lightweight rankings, but his next move has been the talk of many fans around the globe.
Whom should he fight next? Rafael dos Anjos? Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez winner? Benson Henderson? After Saturday night, nobody is off limits.