Khabib in Dagestan wrestling olympic training center
September 20, 1988 |
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Native name||Хlабиб Нурмухlамадов|
|Other names||The Eagle|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||64.0 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan
San Jose, California
|Team||Red Fury Fight Team
American Kickboxing Academy (2012-present )
Fight Spirit Team (2013-present)
Mamishev Team (2012)
AMA Fight Club (2012)
Gadji Makhachev freestyle wrestling club
|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
Russian National level in Freestyle Wrestling
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||The State University of the Ministry of Finance|
|Notable relatives||Shamil Zavurov (second cousin)|
|Website||Official UFC Profile|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: Хlабиб Нурмухlамадов; born September 20, 1988) is an Avar-Dagestani mixed martial artist (MMA). He is a multiple time Combat Sambo World Champion and a Judo black belt who is currently fighting in the lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently holds one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA with 22 straight wins. He is currently the No. 2 contender in the UFC Lightweight division and the #3 Lightweight in the world according to Sherdog and numerous other publications.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in the former Soviet Union in the village of Silde in modern-day Dagestan. He is an ethnic Avar. 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 having trained for 5 years in Freestyle Wrestling without significant success, Nurmagomedov studied Judo under Jafar Jafarov.
After high school, Nurmagomedov studied economics at the State University of the Ministry of Finance in Makhachkala.
Mixed martial arts career
Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and quickly complied 4 wins in under a month, including 3 wins in the same night. Over the next 3 years he would go undefeated, finishing 11 out of 12 opponents along the way. This included winning the M-1 Selection Tournament and a first round kimura finish of future Bellator title contender Shahbulat Shamhalaev. A perfect 16-0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine was enough to get a call from the UFC. 
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In late 2011, Nurmagomedov signed a six-fight deal to compete in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Nurmagomedov next defeated Gleison Tibau on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 via unanimous decision. The decision was somewhat controversial, as the majority of the bout consisted of Nurmagomedov unsuccessfully attempting to takedown Tibau, finishing 0 for 13 in takedown attempts.  5 out of 6 media outelts scored the fight for Tibau. 
Nurmagomedov defeated Abel Trujillo on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160 via unanimous decision. At the weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov came in heavy weighing in at 158.5 lb. He was given two hours to cut to the lightweight maximum of 156 pounds, but elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to Trujillo and the bout was contested at a catchweight. In the course of the fight, he set a new UFC record for the most takedowns in a single fight with 21 successful takedowns on 27 attempts.
Nurmagomedov was briefly linked to a bout with Donald Cerrone on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. However, the pairing was quickly scrapped after it was revealed that Nurmagomedov had suffered a knee injury that would sideline him indefinitely.
He was married in May 2013. Nurmagomedov trains at Gadji Makhachev Freestyle wrestling club in Makhachkala, Dagestan and American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.
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.
- MMA Nuts.com
- 2013 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.
- Breakthrough Fighter of the Year 2013.
- Breakthrough Fighter of the Year 2013.
- World Combat Sambo Federation
- Combat Sambo World Champion (two-time)
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Combat Sambo Russian National Champion.
- All-Russian Sambo Federation
ARG (Army Hand-to-Hand Combat)
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- European Champion of Army Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Grappling World Champion 2012.
- Russian Pankration Federation
- European Pankration Champion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||22 wins||0 losses|
|Win||22–0||Rafael dos Anjos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne||April 19, 2014||3||5:00||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|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 (158.5 lbs) bout. Nurmagomedov missed weight.|
|Win||19–0||Thiago Tavares||TKO (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, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||15–0||Vadim Sandulitsky||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC / GM Fight: Ukraine Cup 3||September 15, 2011||1||3:01||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Win||14–0||Khamiz Mamedov||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC 30: Battle on Don||August 5, 2011||1||3:15||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||13–0||Kadzhik Abadzhyan||Submission (triangle choke)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final||July 2, 2011||1||4:28||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||12–0||Ashot Shahinyan||KO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15||May 5, 2011||1||2:18||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||11–0||Said Khalilov||Submission (kimura)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 14||April 9, 2011||1||3:16||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||10–0||Alexander Agafonov||TKO (corner stoppage)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals||February 17, 2011||2||5:00||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||9–0||Vitaliy Ostrovskiy||TKO (punches)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Clash of the Titans||September 18, 2010||1||4:06||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||8–0||Ali Bagov||Decision (unanimous)||Golden Fist Russia||June 10, 2010||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Shahbulat Shamhalaev||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge 2009: Selections 9||November 3, 2009||1||4:36||St. Petersburg, Russia||Won M-1 Selection Tournament|
|Win||6–0||Eldar Eldarov||TKO (punches)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 3||August 8, 2009||2||2:44||Agvali, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Said Akhmed||TKO (punches)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 3||August 8, 2009||1||2:05||Agvali, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Shamil Abdulkerimov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Ramazan Kurbanismailov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Magomed Magomedov||Decision (unanimous)||Pankration Atrium Cup||October 11, 2008||2||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Vusal Bayramov||Submission (triangle choke)||CSFU: Champions League||September 13, 2008||1||2:20||Poltava, Ukraine|
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