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Bantamweight Division


Said Nurmagomedov

Bantamweight Division

18-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Said Nurmagomedov

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 14, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2009

  • Has won 12 of his last 14 and five of his last six 

  • Nine  first round finishes

  • Four wins by KO, six by submission (3 guillotine, armbar, RNC, ninja choke)

  • Lone pre-UFC loss in 2014 was via decision to UFC vet Magomed Bibulatov

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Nurmagomedov submitted Muin Gafurov via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (3/11/23) Nurmagomedov lost a three round unanimous decision to Jonathan Martinez 

UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Nurmagomedov submitted Saidyokub Kakhramonov via ninja choke at 3:50 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (7/9/22) Nurmagomedov won a three round unanimous decision over Douglas Silva de Andrade

UFC 270 (1/22/22) Nurmagomedov submitted Cody Stamann via guillotine choke at :47 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/18/20) Nurmagomedov knocked out Mark Striegl at :51 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Nurmagomedov lost a three-round unanimous decision to Raoni Barcelos

UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Nurmagomedov stopped Ricardo Ramos via strikes at 2:28 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Nurmagomedov won a three round split decision over Justin Scoggins

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was a kid to be able to protect myself from bullies.

What ranks and titles have you held?  World, Russian and European amateur MMA champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the top of the game and I wanna be the best in the world. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve been a professional athlete all my life.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?  WFCA featherweight champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: International Master of Sport in amateur MMA

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee