"The Eagle"


Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach: 70"
Weight: 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Team: American Kickboxing Academy[2]
Nationality: Russian
Residence: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Out of: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia San Jose, California, United States
Age: 32


Recent win streak: 28
Wins by KO: 8
Wins by submission: 10


Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov, born on the 20th of September, 1988 in an Avar family, is a prominent figure in Russia’s combat sports industry and one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters ever. His journey began in the village of Sildi in Russia’s Tsumadinsky District, where he developed a distinctive interest in martial arts, thanks to a gym his father built. This laid his life’s foundation – one dedicated to mastering various forms of combat sport, from wrestling to judo and sambo.

Nurmagomedov’s passion, dedication, and innate talent were evident early on as he began training under his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, a decorated athlete and veteran of the Soviet Army. His father’s coaching had such an impact on him that at nine, he was seen wrestling a bear- a testament to the profound strength and discipline he had acquired.

At the age of twelve, upon their move to Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital, Nurmagomedov continued honing his wrestling skills and took up judo three years later. By seventeen, he was back to training in combat sambo under his influential father’s tutelage.

The young martial artist did not limit his inspiration to his father alone but looked up to significant sporting figures like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Ronaldo Nazário, drawing inspiration and learning to sculpt his career. In September 2008, Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut and established his prowess by compiling four wins in less than a month.

Nurmagomedov’s undefeated status and impressive tactics led to a rising interest from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), prompting them to sign him in late 2011. His UFC debut came in January 2012, where he defeated Kamal Shalorus and then followed this with a consecutive victory against Gleison Tibau.

His climbing reputation led to a possible matchup with Gilbert Melendez. Although the fight was canceled for undisclosed reasons, Nurmagomedov did not detour from his path and later dominated former UFC Lightweight Champion, Rafael dos Anjos, leading every round to claim the unanimous decision victory.

Unfortunately, a knee injury hindered Nurmagomedov’s bout with Donald Cerrone, but he was soon back in action to face Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in November 2016. His incredible performance in this fight contributed to the increasing clamor for his deserved title shot.

After multiple matchup cancellations with Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, Nurmagomedov finally competed for the UFC Lightweight Championship against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, emerging triumphant and becoming the UFC Lightweight Champion in April 2018.

His first title defense was against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October 2018. Winning the fight via submission, he ensured the continuation of his undefeated streak. The event later turned infamous for the post-fight melee instigated by Nurmagomedov.

Throughout his career, Nurmagomedov continued to be a force that remained undefeated, with his career culminating in an impressive 29 wins and no losses. He was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion from April 2018 to March 2021.

The Russian MMA artist held the #1 position in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings upon retirement and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in June 2022. His contributions to the sport and his indomitable string of performances have earned him widespread recognition as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.

Nurmagomedov’s impact on the sport didn’t end with his retirement. He continued his association with MMA as a coach and promoter, founding the Eagles MMA team and the Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC).

As one of the most successful athletes Russia has ever produced, Nurmagomedov’s foothold in the sport’s history is firm. His journey from the small village in Dagestan to becoming a world-renowned athlete truly embodies an inspiring tale of dedication, discipline, and display of sheer skill and talent.

Fight History

Justin Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Winner
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Dustin Poirier
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Winner
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Sep 07, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Conor Mcgregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Winner
by Submission in Round 4
Sat. Oct 06, 2018
UFC 229


What Is Khabib Nurmagomedov's Record?
As of his retirement, Khabib Nurmagomedov has an undefeated MMA record with 29 wins and no losses.

Who Is Khabib Nurmagomedov's Wife?
Khabib Nurmagomedov's wife is Patimat, whom he married in June 2013.

What Is The Net Worth Of Khabib Nurmagomedov?
As of the current reports, Khabib Nurmagomedov's net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

What Is The Height Of Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5′ 10″ tall.

Who Is Khabib Nurmagomedov's Brother?
Khabib Nurmagomedov's brother is Muhammad Nurmagomedov.

Who Won The Fight Between Khabib Nurmagomedov And Conor McGregor?
Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight against Conor McGregor by submission in Round 4 at UFC 229.

Does Khabib Nurmagomedov Live In San Jose?
Yes, Khabib Nurmagomedov resides in San Jose, California, especially when he is training himself or other fighters at the AKA gym.

What Is The Latest News On Khabib Nurmagomedov?
As of my latest information, Khabib Nurmagomedov remains retired from competitive UFC fighting after announcing his retirement in October 2020.

What Is Khabib Nurmagomedov's Twitter Handle?
Khabib Nurmagomedov's Twitter handle is @TeamKhabib.

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