September 20, 1988 |
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||The Eagle|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fairfield, New Jersey
San Jose, California
|Team||Red Fury Fight Team
AMA Fight Club (2012)
American Kickboxing Academy
Mamishev Team (2012)
Fight Spirit Gym (2013-present)
|Rank||International Master of Sports in Sambo
Black Belt in Judo
International Master of Sports in Pankration
International Master of Sports in Hand-to-Hand Combat
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||The State University of the Ministry of Finance|
|Website||Official UFC Profile|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб НурмухIаммадов; born September 20, 1988) is a Russian undefeated mixed martial artist, a multiple Combat Sambo World Champion and a Judo black belt who is currently fighting in the lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is of Avar origin. He currently holds one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA with 21 straight wins and 0 losses. As of May 2013, Nurmagomedov is considered the #9 lightweight in the world by MMAweekly.
Nurmagomedov was born in 1988 during the former Soviet Union in the village of Silde in modern-day Dagestan, Russia. He belongs to the Avar ethnic group. During his childhood, he began wrestling under his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. His father has a black belt in Judo under Vladimir Nevzorov and Petr Butryi, and is also a Sambo Ukrainian National Champion and national master of sports in Freestyle Wrestling.
After high school, Khabib enrolled to study economics in the State University of the Ministry of Finance in Makhachkala.
Mixed martial arts career
He made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and, over the next 5 years, amassed an undefeated record.
Khabib trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. Khabib is managed by Mike Constantino and Sam Kardan of Red Fury MMA.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Nurmagomedov signed a six-fight deal to compete in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Nurmagomedov got married in May 2013. Nurmagomedov is a devout Muslim.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Artist
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Selection Championships
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Most Takedowns in a single UFC fight (21 takedowns on 27 attempts) vs. Abel Trujillo.
- World Combat Sambo Federation
- Combat Sambo World Champion (two-time)
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Combat Sambo Russian National Champion.
Army hand-to-hand fight
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- European "Army Hand-to-Hand Fight" Champion.
- Grappling World Champion 2012.
- Pankration Federation Russia
- European Pankration Champion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||21 wins||0 losses|
|Win||21–0||Pat Healy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||20–0||Abel Trujillo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 160||May 25, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight bout, Nurmagomedov weighed in at 158.5 lbs.|
|Win||19–0||Thiago Tavares||KO (punches and elbows)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping||January 19, 2013||1||1:55||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||18–0||Gleison Tibau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 148||July 7, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–0||Kamal Shalorus||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller||January 20, 2012||3||2:08||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||16–0||Arymarcel Santos||TKO (punches)||ProFC 36: Battle on the Caucas||October 22, 2011||1||3:33||Khasavyurt, Republic of Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||15–0||Vadim Sandulitsky||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC / GM Fight: Ukraine Cup 3||September 15, 2011||1||3:01||Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||14–0||Khamiz Mamedov||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC 30: Battle on Don||August 5, 2011||1||3:15||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||13–0||Kadzhik Abadzhyan||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final||July 2, 2011||1||4:28||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||12–0||Ashot Shahinyan||KO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15||May 5, 2011||1||2:18||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||11–0||Said Khalilov||Submission (kimura)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 14||April 9, 2011||1||3:16||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||10–0||Alexander Agafonov||TKO (corner stoppage)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals||February 17, 2011||2||5:00||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||9–0||Vitaliy Ostrovskiy||TKO (punches)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Clash of the Titans||September 18, 2010||1||4:06||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||8–0||Oleg Bagov||Decision (unanimous)||Golden Fist Russia||June 10, 2010||2||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Shahbulat Shamhalaev||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge 2009: Selections 9||November 3, 2009||1||4:36||St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia||Won M-1 Selection Tournament|
|Win||6–0||Eldar Eldarov||TKO (punches)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 3||August 8, 2009||2||2:44||Agvali, Republic of Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Said Akhmed||TKO (punches)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 3||August 8, 2009||1||2:05||Agvali, Republic of Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Shamil Abdulkerimov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Ramazan Kurbanismailov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Magomed Magomedov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Vusal Bayramov||Submission (rear naked choke)||CSFU: Champions League||September 13, 2008||1||2:20||Poltava, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine|
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