|Born||Abubakar Magomedovich Nurmagomedov|
November 13, 1989
Makhachkala, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Dagestani Gangster|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
199 lb (90 kg; 14.2 st) (walk around weight)
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Style||Sambo, Freestyle Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia |
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Team||Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club |
American Kickboxing Academy
KHK MMA Team
|Trainer||MMA: Rizvan Magomedov, Javier Mendez |
MMA/Sambo: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
|Rank||International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Khabib Nurmagomedov (cousin) |
Shamil Zavurov (second cousin)
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Abubakar Magomedovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Абубакар Магомедович Нурмагомедов; Avar: АбубакIар МухӀамадович НурмухӀамадов; born November 13, 1989) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage, who currently fights in the Welterweight division of the Professional Fighters League. He is a Combat Sambo World Championships bronze medalist and Russian national combat sambo champion.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 Controversies
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Abubakar Nurmagomedov was born on November 13, 1989 in the village of Goksuv in Khasavyurtovsky District, Dagestan. At primary school Abubakar began to train in freestyle wrestling, and after high school he joined to Combat Sambo under Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. In 2014 he won the bronze medal match at the Combat Sambo World Championships. He is a Sunni Muslim and represented the KHK MMA Team of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mixed martial arts career
Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in October 2011 against Ibrahim Dzhantukhanov of Russia, and won in the first round by Submission (armbar). At the Sochi Star tournament he was eliminated by Dagestani UFC hopeful Magomed Mustafaev by technical knockout in the first round. In the last fight before his American career he beat Vladimir Gunzu of Ukraine at Fight Star - Battle on Sura 3 in the first round.
World Series of Fighting
In March Nurmagomedov signed a contract with WSOF.
Nurmagomedov faced Matthew Frincu on April 2, 2016 at WSOF 30. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Nurmagomedov faced Matt Secor on 18 March, 2017 at WSOF 35. He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Professional Fighters League
Nurmagomedov competed at PFL welterweight Grand-Prix. He faced Pavel Kusch in the opening round at PFL 3 on July 5, 2018. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round.
On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Nurmagomedov would replace João Zeferino in the Welterweight Tournament at PFL 10 on October 20, 2018. He faced Bojan Veličković in the quarter-final round. The bout ended in a unanimous draw with Nurmagomedov advancing due to winning the first round. However, Nurmagomedov did not advance to semifinals due to hand injury and Veličković replaced him.
Championships and accomplishments
- World Combat Sambo Federation (not FIAS)
- 2014 Combat Sambo World Championships 3rd – 82 kg (Moscow, Russia)
UFC 229 Nurmagomedov-McGregor post-fight incident
At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage after his title victory and charged toward Conor McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis. Soon after, McGregor and Abubakar attempted to exit the octagon, but a scuffle broke out between them after McGregor punched Abubakar, who then punched him back. McGregor was then attacked by two of Khabib's corner men, Zubaira Tukhugov  and Esed Emiragaev. On January 29, 2019, the NSAC announced a one year suspension for Nurmagomedov, (retroactive to October 6, 2018) and a $25,000 fine. He will be eligible to compete again on June 6, 2019.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||15 wins||2 losses|
|Draw||15–2–1||Bojan Veličković||Draw (unanimous)||PFL 10||October 20, 2018||2||5:00||Washington, D.C., United States||2018 PFL Welterweight Quarterfinal bout. Advanced via first round tiebreaker but later withdrew due to a hand injury and was replaced by Veličković.|
|Win||15–2||Jonatan Westin||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 6||August 16, 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||14–2||Pavel Kusch||Submission (rear-naked choke)||PFL 3||July 5, 2018||2||1:23||Washington, D.C., United States||2018 PFL Welterweight Tournament Opening Round.|
|Win||14–1||Matt Secor||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 35||March 18, 2017||3||5:00||Verona, New York, United States|
|Win||13–1||John Howard||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 33||October 7, 2016||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||12–1||Matthew Frincu||TKO (punches)||WSOF 30||April 2, 2016||2||3:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–1||Danny Davis Jr.||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 26||December 18, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–1||Jorge Moreno||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 22||August 1, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1||Vladimir Gunzu||TKO (punches)||Sochi Star Club - Sochi Star Tournament 3||February 22, 2015||1||N/A||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Loss||8–1||Magomed Mustafaev||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Sochi Star Club - Sochi Star Tournament 1||September 1, 2014||2||4:11||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Win||8–0||Richard Totrav||TKO (punches)||Sochi Star Club - Sochi Star Tournament 1||September 1, 2014||1||4:27||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Dmitry Capmari||TKO (punches)||Union of Veterans of Sport: Champion Cup||December 21, 2013||1||3:36||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Magomed Shakhbanov||TKO (punches)||Liga Kavkaz: Grand Umakhan Battle||July 7, 2013||1||2:46||Khunzakh, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Yuri Grigoryan||Submission (kimura)||Russian MMA Union: St. Petersburg MMA Championship 1||March 31, 2013||1||1:40||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Sergei Akinin||TKO (punches)||OctagonMMA Warriors: Nurmagomedov vs. Akinin||February 21, 2012||1||4:10||Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Adilbek Zhaldoshov||TKO (punches)||OctagonMMA Warriors: Nurmagomedov vs. Zhaldoshov||February 21, 2011||1||3:40||Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Anatoly Safronov||Submission (triangle choke)||Liga Kavkaz 2012||July 3, 2011||1||2:30||Khasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Ibrahim Dzhantukhanov||Submission (armbar)||ProFC: Battle in the Caucasus||October 22, 2011||1||1:32||Khasavyurt, Dagestan Russia|
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