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UFC 223 in Tweets: Pros react to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta, Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2

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Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.
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Despite a tumultuous week, Khabib Nurmagomedov got the job done.

Nurmagomedov stepped in against short-notice replacement Al Iaquinta on Saturday night at UFC 223, dominating all five rounds to walk away the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion.

He wasn’t the only one to walk out of the cage in Brooklyn wearing championship gold though. In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas proved her title-winning performance over Joanna Jedrzejczyk was no fluke, outpointing the former champion to retain her belt in an excellent back-and-forth affair.

Check out the reactions to UFC 223 from MMA’s most notable pros.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta

Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Renato Moicano vs. Calvin Kattar

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak

Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher


Who had the most impressive performance tonight?

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