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Abubakar Nurmagomedov

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17-3-1 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Abubakar Nurmagomedov

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Learn more about Abubakar Nurmagomedov's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Age
33
Height
71.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Nov. 09, 2019
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
39.50
  • Pro since 2011
     
  • 9-2-1 in last 12 bouts
     
  • Last pre-UFC bout was October 2018 draw with UFC vet Bojan Velickovic
     
  • Holds 2016 win over UFC vet John Howard
     
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (RNC, Kimura, triangle, armbar)
     
  • Eight first round finishes

UFC 280 (10/22/22) Nurmagomedov won a three round unanimous decision over Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

UFC 260 (3/27/21) Nurmagomedov won a three round unanimous decision over Jared Gooden

UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Nurmagomedov was submitted by David Zawada via triangle choke at 2:50 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? All my family are sportsmen and it was inevitable. I started my sport journey from freestyle wrestling when I was a young boy. And now I’m a professional fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? Silver medalist of the World Combat Sambo Championship 

Do you have any heroes? My prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s just my job. And I do my job well. Also, it’s a big dream for every fighter around the world. I now have my opportunity to realize my talent. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Higher education (baccalaureate)

What was your job before you started fighting? All my life I’ve been training. Since the first day in sport, my family supported me.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? World Class Master of Sport in Combat Sambo