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Khabib Nurmagomedov

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29-0-0 (W-L-D)


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Khabib Nurmagomedov

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TRAINING: Morning run for about 30 minutes, lunch, sparring. Grappling and striking every other night. Also I like to go to Russian sauna once a week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2008 I decided to start competing in MMA under the guidance of my father. I had secured a few Combat Sambo awards by that time. My first fight I finished in the second round by RNC and was awarded submission of the night.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Russian Combat Sambo and two-time World Sambo Champion

Do you have any heroes? My childhood friend Eldar Eldarov

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s my childhood dream and can tell you that I have seen all of UFC’s fights. This is something I was doing while other kids played video games.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Financial Academy with honors.

What was your job before you started fighting? I am dedicated to fighting and I did not have to work except for training youth and children in wrestling.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? M-1 Selection Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Internationally recognized Sambo Master

Favorite grappling technique: Free-style wrestling, double and single leg takedowns

Favorite striking technique: Thai Clinch, knees and elbows

Cidade natal
Dagestan Republic, Rússia
American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Estreia no UFC
Alcance das pernas
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia punches Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Michael Johnson of the United States (bottom) fights against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)