The first round had a lot of movement, but not a lot of offense from either fighter. They were mostly trading single strikes, without either fighter really doing any damage. Round one probably goes to Nurmagomedov, but neither fighter impressed me in the first round.
     The second round starte with Kakhramonov throwing some sloppy shit, clearly trying to find some points somewhere, but Nurmagomedov stayed composed, continued to chip away at Kakhramonov with his striking, and then he took him down, landed in side control, there were some solid scrambles going back & forth, and Nurmagomedov continued to control Kakhramonov on the ground for the most part. I have Nurmagomedov ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was more of the same, with Nurmagomedov outworking Kakhramonov for the duration of the round. Kakhramonov landed a few solid shots, and showed a competitive spirit, but Nurmagomedov is simply the better fighter between these two. I scored this fight 30-27 for Nurmagomedov, and all 3 judges agreed, with only one judge giving a single round to Kakhramonov, meaning that Nurmagomedov handed Kakhramonov the first loss of his career.