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The toughest sport in the world: Recap the action from UFC 242 in stunning super slow motion (VIDEO)

The toughest sport in the world: Recap the action from UFC 242 in stunning super slow motion (VIDEO)
The action inside the UFC octagon is often fast and furious, but you get a whole new perspective of the sheer toughness of the fighters at UFC 242 when you watch them at work in super-slo-mo.

The event in Abu Dhabi was a huge success, as a packed crowd enjoyed a thrilling night of fights as Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight title against interim champion, America's Dustin Poirier.

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There were also wins for American Paul Felder, Khabib's teammate Islam Makhachev, Brazilian Diego Ferreira and Scotland's Joanne Calderwood as a truly international card served up a spectacular night's action on Yas Island.

Now, thanks to the UFC's cameras, we can relive some of the most spectacular moments of the night in super-slow-motion, including the stunning one-punch knockouts delivered by Ottman Azaitar and Muslim Salikhov, plus the back-and-forth action from the other big fights on the card.

What it proves is the athletes who step into the octagon to compete at the highest level really are a different breed. And those who make it all the way to the very top to win a UFC world championship are truly worthy of the sporting world's respect.

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