A catchweight bout (160-pounds) between Darrell Horcher (13-2 MMA) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (23-0 MMA) took place on tonight’s UFC on FOX 19 main card in Tampa.
Round one begins and Khabib misses with a big right hand. Leg kick lands for Nurmagomedov. Horcher replies with a leg kick of his own. Horcher lands a left hand. Nurmagomedov shoots in but Horcher shakes off the takedown attempt. Khabib shoots in and locks up a double leg. He picks up Horcher and slams him to the ground. Working from half guard now and Khabib is landing some shots. Nurmagomedov moves to side control and starts landing some big shots. Horcher fights back to half guard but Khabib hops back to side control and gives up his back. Big shots from the back position by Khabib. The bell sounds to save Darrell.
Round two begins and Khabib lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov shoots in but Horcher defends. Khabib scores with a judo toss and winds up in side control. Nice left hand and then some elbows from Khabib. Solid ground and pound from Nurmagomedov. Mounted crucifix from Nurmagomedov who begins landing punches at will. Big elbows from the top added by Khabib. Horcher gives up his back and Khabib sinks in both hooks. He flattens Horcher out and lands some heavy right hands. The ref steps in and this one is over.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Darrell Horcher via TKO at 3:38 of round 2