The former UFC champion tried to prompt Magomed Ismailov. But he was defeated by Vladimir Mineev
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During the fight between mixed martial arts fighters Vladimir Mineev and Magomed Ismailov, former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was present on the podium. He reacted emotionally to what was happening, corresponding video posted on the Instagram account of Nurmagomedov’s fans.
In the course of the fight, Nurmagomedov jumped up from his seat, tried to give prompts to Ismailov and nervously waved his arms. When Ismailov was thrown into the ring, the former UFC champion lowered his head sadly and did not clap, as other spectators did.
The fight between Mineev and Ismailov ended in the third round. Mineev won by technical knockout. After the fight, doctors were invited to the octagon to help Ismailov. In particular, he was put on an oxygen mask.
Mineev, after the victory, allowed Ismailov to use anabolic steroids. Doctors said that Ismailov lost consciousness due to extremely low blood pressure. The reasons for what happened are being investigated.
Ismailov spoke about his condition after the fight with Mineev
This is the second fight between the fighters, the first time they met in the fall of 2018. The fight ended in a draw. After that, both rivals repeatedly exchanged insults and accused each other of cowardice. Last December, their meeting at the MMA tournament in Moscow, where they were present as guests, ended in a massive brawl.
35-year-old Ismailov had 21 fights according to the MMA rules, he won 17 victories and suffered three defeats. Another fight ended in a draw.
Mineev, 31, had 18 fights, in which he won 16 victories, suffered one defeat, and one match ended in a draw.