UFC 165 Live Blog: Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Pat Healy and Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off on the UFC 165 main card Saturday. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 165 live blog for Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Healy, whose win in his UFC debut was overturned to a no-contest after a positive marijuana test, will face Nurmagomedov, who is 4-0 in his UFC career, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 165 live blog below.


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Round 1: The referee in charge is Yves Lavigne. Healy is stalking with Nurmagomedov trying to score with leaping uppercuts and left hooks. The Daegestani stuffs a takedown attempt. Shovel punch lands for Nurmagomedov. Right hand scores for the American, but he eats a step-in uppercut for his efforts. Flying knee twice scores for Nurmagomedov. The Daegestani briefly loses his mouthpiece, but it's put back in. Healy scores with a body jab. Another flying knee scores for Nurmagomedov, but Healy is still walking him down. Nurmagomedov scores two takedowns, before the round expires, but isn't able to do much with them.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nurmagomedov

Round 2: Healy is chasing still, but not landing much. Nurmagomedov uses double underhooks to score a trip takedown and gets behind Healy. They separate and the American scores a leg kick. Left hook for Nurmagomedov as he ducks under a punch from Healy. Healy scores two right hands as he pressures Nurmagomedov. Another trip takedown for Nurmagomedov, but Healy able to stand with a strong whizzer. One-two scores for Healy, but eats a leg kick for his efforts. Uppercut from Nurmagomedov and they briefly clinch before Nurmagomedov scores a beautiful double leg in the middle of the cage. Hard elbow on top now from the Daegestani.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nurmagomedov

Round 3: Right hans for Healy and he defends a shot from Nurmagomedov. They trade left hooks, but Healy scores a knee to the body, too. Healy slams two body shots before being driven back and into the mat. Healy is trying to stand against the cage and does, but spends a lot of time on the bottom. Healy stands, but is lifted and ran across the Octagon by Nurmagomedov a la Hughes vs. Trigg 2. Hard ground and pound for the Daegestani as Healy is struggling to find any opening. Hard elbows on top still.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nurmagomedov and the fight 30-27 Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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