Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov | “The Eagle”
Ht: 5’10 – Wt: 155 – Age: 24
Born: Makhachikala, Russia
Fights out of: Fairfield, New Jersey
Team: AMA Fight Club | K-Dojo MMA
Overall Record: 18-0
UFC Record: 2-0

Background:
Khabib Nurmagomedov was recently signed to the UFC in 2011 following an undefeated 16-0 run on the Eastern European fight circuit. Nurmagomedov eventually made his way to the states alongside some of his Russian teammates to train with the Miller brothers at New Jersey’s AMA Fight Club. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Nurmagomedov had signed with the UFC. Nurmagomedov is also known for his decorated background in Sambo.

2011 Breakdown:
Nurmagomedov fought 7 times in 2011, winning all of them.
Nurmagomedov finished each of his 7 opponents via TKO or submission. He competed in the M-1 and ProFC promotions where he faced lackluster competition. Nonetheless, he was dominant in each of his wins.

2012 Forecast:
Nurmagomedov signed with the UFC following his move stateside and it remains to be seen whether he can compete with the considerable step up in competition. Nurmagomedov has shown decent finishing skills, but there are more questions than answers regarding his skill level. Nurmagomedov has never gone past the 2nd round, so his conditioning could be an issue as well. Considering the success of Russian fighters in Bellator, he could possibly be a future prospect to watch.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Record

Overall Record: 16-0
2008-2011 Record: 16-0

2011 Record: 7-0
Win | Arimarcel Santos | Tko | Rd 1 | | 10/22/2011
Win | Vadim Sandulitsky | Sub | Rd 1 | | 09/15/2011
Win | Hamiz Mamedov | Sub | Rd 1 | | 08/05/2011
Win | Kadzhik Abadzhyan | Sub | Rd 1 | | 07/02/2011
Win | Ashot Shahinyan | KO | Rd 1 | | 05/06/2011
Win | Said Khalilov | Sub | Rd 1 | | 04/09/2011
Win | Alexander Agafonov | Tko | Rd 1 | | 02/12/2011

2010 Record: 2-0
Win | Vitaliy Ostrovskiy | Tko | Rd 1 | | 09/18/2010
Win | Oleg Bagov | Dec | Rd 2 | | 06/10/2010

2009 Record: 3-0
Win | Shahbulat Shamhalaev | Sub | Rd 1 | | 11/03/2009
Win | Eldar Eldarov | Tko | Rd 2 | | 08/08/2009
Win | Said Akhmed | Tko | Rd 1 | | 08/08/2009

2008 Record: 4-0
Win | Shamil Abdulkerimov | Dec | Rd 2 | | 10/11/2008
Win | Ramazan Kurbanismailov | Dec | Rd 2 | | 10/11/2008
Win | Magomed Magomedov | Dec | Rd 2 | | 10/11/2008
Win | Vusal Bayramov | Sub | Rd 2 | | 09/13/2008

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