Khabib Nurmagomedov Biography

Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: September 20, 1988

Nationality: Russian

Famous: Mixed Martial Artists Russian Men

Sun Sign: Virgo

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Males

Also Known As: Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov

Born in: Kirovaul, Kizilyurtovsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[

Famous as: Mixed Martial Artist

Height: 1.77 m

Family:

father: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Net worth: $0.07 million as of

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Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist, who competes in several forms like judo, wrestling, sambo etc. He is best known for his record of longest unbeaten record of 24 win in mixed martial arts (MMA). Currently, he fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fight Championship. Trained in martial arts from a young age, he developed an interest towards the same seeing his father training his students. He is a wrestler, International Master of Sports in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, a black belt in judo, International Master of Sports in Pankration and a world champion in combat sambo. As per the 2016 rankings, he is the No. 1 rank in the UFC lightweight division. Khabib Nurmagomedov has won several titles in several areas like mixed martial arts, sambo, grappling and pankration. As per his current mixed martial arts winning records, he has 24 wins.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Childhood & Early Life
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on 20 September 1988 at the Kirovaul village in Kizilyurtovsky District (present day Russia).
  • He was the second of three children of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, a war veteran and decorated athlete. He had an older brother named Mogamed and younger sister Amina.
  • He began undergoing combat training from a young age. In 2001, the family shifted to Makhachkala. Here, he began undertaking training in wrestling and when he turned 15 he also began classes in judo. Though he initially felt that the shift from wrestling to judo was challenging, his father felt it was essential that he learn to compete in a gi jacket.
  • Upon turning 17, his father began training him in combat sambo. Sometime later, his family shifted to Kiev in Ukraine where he continued his training.
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Career/Later Life
  • In September 2008, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his debut in MMA. Within a month he secured four wins, of which three were in a day. The following month, he won the inaugural Atrium Cup tournament championship at Moscow.
  • In the three years that followed, he won 12 matches, which also included his win at his M-1 Global debut in 2009. Two years later, he went on to compete for the ProFC promotion. The same year he competed in seven fights, of which he won every match.
  • His impressive record of 16 wins and no losses in the matches eventually caught the attention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2011, he signed a six fight agreement with The UFC. He entered in the lightweight division.
  • His debut match was against Kamal Shalorus in early 2012. He won the match in the third round. Other artists whom he has encountered and defeated as part of his UFC matches are Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Rafael Dos Anjos, Pat Healy and Abel Trujillo, among several others.
  • During his match against Abel Trujillo in 2013, he set a new record of 21 successful takedowns from 27 attempts. The same year he challenged mixed martial artist Gilbert Melendez for a face off match, and the same was set for early 2014. However, the match was later cancelled and then replaced by American professional mixed martial artist Nate Diaz. This bout was also later cancelled due to undisclosed reasons.
  • Between September 2014 and 2015, he had to cancel several matches due to injuries and ill health. He was affected due to knee and other injuries.
  • In 2016, he made a comeback with a win at a bout against newcomer Darrell Horcher at the UFC. In November that year he fought against Michael Johnson and won in the third round with a submission from the opponent.
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  • In 2017, he was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim Lightweight Championship, however he fell ill due to some complications that arose from the weight cut process and the round had to be cancelled.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2008, he was the tournament winner of the Pankration Atrium Cup.
  • He won the gold medal at the World Combat Sambo Championships in 2009. The same year he won the selections at the M-1 Challenge. He also got the gold medal at the Russian Combat Sambo Championships organized by Combat Sambo Federation of Russia the same year.
  • In 2010, he won two awards for Sambo; Gold medal in the World Combat Sambo Championships (82 kg) and silver medal in World Cup in Combat Sambo (82 kg).
  • He earned two titles in 2012 for Grappling in 2012. He was the Men's No-Gi Expert Welterweight Champion as well as the ADCC Rules No-Gi Expert Welterweight Champion.
  • He won the 2013 Staredown of the Year by Fightbooth.com. He was named the 2013 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year by Sherdog.com.
  • In 2016, he was given the title ‘Comeback Fighter of the Year by Sherdog.com. The same year he won the title International Fighter of the Year at the World MMA Awards.
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov has the record of most takedowns in a single Ultimate Fighting Championship. His record is 21 takedowns in 27 attempts.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov got married in 2013 and has a daughter.
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Trivia
  • He is also called ‘The Eagle’.
  • He is a fan of the football club Anzhi Makhachkala.
  • Mixed martial artist, Shamil Zavurov, is his second cousin.
  • Around 2014, in a video, Khabib Nurmagomedov was seen wrestling a bear cub in his hometown in Dagestan.
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