The “Butcher” claimed another victim, this time via highlight-reel finish.In the main event of today’s Fight Nights Global 83 event, Russia’s Akhmed Aliev (17-4) claimed the promotion’s lightweight title with a third-round knockout of Magomedsaygid Alibekov (9-1). The spinning wheel kick left Alibekov stiff on the floor, and both Aliev and referee Marc Goddard immediately rushed in to tend to the fighter, signaling an end to the main event at State Central Concert Hall Rossiya in Moscow. Aliev now owns a seven-fight winning streak and is 14-1 in his past 15 appearances. Watch the video above for a highlight of the finish, which Edson Barboza approves.
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