President Putin Welcomes & Congratulates Khabib With His Father After His Win Against Connor McGregor.
Russian Muslim Professional Mixed Martial Artist - Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov(Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб ГӀабдулманапил НурмухӀамадов; born September 20, 1988) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar descent. Nurmagomedov is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and holds a black belt in Judo. He currently holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA history, with 26 wins, and is the first Russian and the first Muslim to win a UFC title as the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. As of August 6, 2018, he is #8 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings. Born Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov September 20, 1988(age 29) Sildi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Other names The Eagle :Residence Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia Nationality RussianEthnicityAvarHeight5 ft 10 in (178 cm)Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb) DivisionWelterweight (2008–2011) Lightweight (2012–present)Reach70 in (178 cm StyleSambo, Judo, Pankration, Freestyle WrestlingFighting out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia San Jose, California, United StatesTeamGadzhi Makhachev Freestyle Wrestling Club American Kickboxing Academy (2013–present) SC Bazarganova Trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (sambo/MMA) Javier Mendez (boxing/MMA) Sazhid Sazhidov(wrestling) Nurmagomed Shanavazov (boxing)RankInternational Master of Sport Master of Sports in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Wrestling Cadet Russian Freestyle WrestlinglevelYears active2008–present Mixed martial arts record Total26 Wins26 By knockout 8 By submission8By decision10 Losses0 Other information University Financial AcademyNotable relatives Abubakar Nurmagomedov (cousin) Shamil Zavurov (second cousin) Website Official UFC Profile Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog Khabib Nurmagomedov Medal record Representing Russia Men's Combat SamboWorld Championship 2009 Kiev-74 kg 2010 Moscow Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988 in the village of Sildi in Tsumadinsky District in modern-day Dagestan, Russia, before moving to the state capital Makhachkala in his childhood, and then briefly in his older years to Kiev, Ukraine, where he trained at Combat Dobro. He is the second of three children, including an older brother Magomed and younger sister Amina. His father's family had moved from Sildi, Tsumadinsky District to Kirovaul, where his father converted the ground floor of their two-story building into a gym. Nurmagomedov grew up in the household with his siblings and cousins. His interest in martial arts began when watching students training at the gym. As is common with many children in Dagestan, he began wrestling from an early age: he started at the age of six under the tutelage of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A decorated athlete and a veteran of the Army, his father had also wrestled from an early age, before undergoing training in judo and sambo in the military. In 2001, his family moved to Machachkala, where he trained in wrestling at age 12, and Judo from age 15. He began training in combat sambo again at 17 under his father. According to Nurmagomedov, the transition from wrestling to judo was difficult, but his father wanted him to get used to competing in a gi jacket. Abdulmanap is currently a senior coach for the combat sambo national team in the Republic of Dagestan, training several athletes in sambo and wrestling in Makhachkala, Russia. Nurmagomedov would frequently get into street fights in his youth, before focusing his attention on mixed martial arts. Early career Khabib Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and quickly compiled four wins in under a month. On October 11, Nurmagomedov became the inaugural Atrium Cup tournament champion, having defeated his three opponents at the Moscow event. Over the next three years he would go undefeated, finishing 11 out of 12 opponents. These included a first round armbar finish of future Bellator title challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev, which marked his M-1 Globaldebut. In 2011, he would go on to compete for the ProFC promotion. That year alone he competed in seven fights, all of which he won by TKO or submission. A perfect 16-0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine was enough to get a call up from the UFC. Championships and accomplishments Mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC Lightweight Championship (One time, current) First ever Russian-born UFC champion Most takedowns in a single UFC fight (21 takedowns on 27 attempts; 3 rounds) vs. Abel Trujillo. Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Edson Barboza Atrium Cup Pankration Atrium Cup 2008 tournament winner M-1
Following his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Nurmagomedov jumped the cage and charged toward McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis, who provoked Nurmagomedov with trash talk.